Spending the holiday season in Abuja? Contrary to what I've heard a few times, you have options of things to do create pleasant memories.
Abuja, a planned city, became the capital of Nigeria in December 1991. It is often referred to as the administrative capital. Some people tend to feel that there is a certain artificial aspect to it. I live in Abuja and I like the city. I think it is one of those cities that has some hidden gems worth exploring.
Abuja has 6 area councils: Abaji area council, Abuja Municipal Area council (AMAC), Bwari area council, Gwagwlada area council, Kuje area council and Kwali area council.
Here are a few activities you might want to try.
1) The National mosque
The foundation of the mosque was laid in 1982. It is one of the oldest buildings in Abuja and the biggest in Africa according to our guide. It can accommodate an estimated 15,000 worshippers. The architecture and construction were done by Italians, it was commissioned in 1991 and is located in the Central Business District (CBD).
In 2003, President Olusegun Obasanjo visited and officially declared the mosque a national
When we got in, we were directed to the Administrative block. There we were given the information above about the mosque and assigned a guide to show us around.