Abuja City

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the center of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city and was built in the 1980s.

It officially became Nigeria’s capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country’s most populous city. At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria.

The International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja

A magnificent edifice overlooking the Radio House, ‘moulded’ and lying in it’s own lovely garden filled with historic shady pine trees and well paved driveway.

Once you step beyond the heavy metal and glass door and into the foyer, outside of the very high ceiling and marble floor, you are lured to walk up either one of the well laid stair cases on both sides of you or to explore a hooded door way to your far right. Otherwise, walk straight across through the huge double doors in the front of you into the main conference hall, the Africa Hall.

All these doors and stairways open to the endless options of International Conference Centre. The ICC sits in the middle of metropolitan Abuja in Garki, right next to the Central Business District, making it easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Abuja weather

Abuja under Koppen climate classification features a tropical wet and dry climate, The FCT experiences three weather conditions annually. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season. In between the two, there is abrief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness.

The rainy season begins from April and ends in October, when daytime temperatures reach 28 C (82.4F) to 30 C (86 F) and nighttime lows of around 22 C (71.6 F) to 23 C (73.4 F). As the conference is holding in the middle of the rainy season, it would be wise to take precautions against the intermittent showers.

Transportation and Getting Around

The pre-planned nature of the city’s design and its relative compactness make certain areas easy to explore by foot, but this should not be done in isolation or after dark.

Private taxis in Abuja are generally safe, motorcycles taxis (Okada) are not allowed to operate. Visitors to Abuja who will be doing a lot of travelling around the city should look into hiring a private driver along with a rental car. Visitors may find that taxi drivers in Abuja are not always familiar with all parts of the city; it is a good idea to carry a good map and to point out your desired destination to your driver.

Key Contacts

Secretariat/Programme Coordination
Nneka | +2348033030937,
Emmanuel | +2348036701435
Ibok | +2348060416723
Abdulraheem | +2347036009697

Protocol & Transportation
Mr. Oladapo Falusi Hakeem
+2348035972647

Security
Cmdr. M.M.Adamu
+2348037242121

Venue & Accommodation
Mrs. Kehinde Bolaji
+2348034836930

Medical
Mr. I.G. Iga
+2348164275805