By Agidi Oluwasegun
Abuja has witnessed a huge influx of people into the city; the growth has led to the emergence of satellite towns such as Karu Urban Area, Gwagwalada, Lugbe, Kuje and smaller settlements to which the planned city is sprawling.
The unofficial metropolitan area of Abuja has a population of well over three million and comprises the fourth largest metropolitan area in Nigeria, surpassed only by Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.
Abuja under Köppen climate classification features a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen: Aw). The final report was submitted to the pioneer Executive Secretary of FCDA, Alhaji Abubakar Koko, on February 15, 1979.
In the preface to the master plan, the following declaration was made by IPA:”The master plan for Abuja the new Capital City of Nigeria represents the culmination of 18 months’ work by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) board, several advisory panels consultants.
Without the unstinting efforts of these experts, the momentum now exhibited in the beginning of actual implementation of the new capital could not have been achieved. The plan itself represents a milestone in the process of building the new capital city.
It is a necessary element in the monumental effort about to be undertaken by the Nigerian people.”
Abuja economy has experienced rapid growth and has generated a lot of internal revenue for the government and individuals. Ranging from Real estate, Postal system, transportation: Airport, highways, Rail lines etc.
FCT Post-Secondary Education Hub
Abuja is also known as one of the States in Nigeria that provides quality post-secondary education. It’s speedily becoming an attraction for students due to the growing presence of both public and private universities.
Below is a list of public university in Abuja.
;African University of Science and Technology, Baze University,
National Open University of Nigeria,
Nile University of Nigeria, University of Abuja, Veritas University.
Abuja also has about 6 or more international accredited universities and they are listed below; International schools; The Centagon International School, Maitama. American International School of Abuja. Whiteplains British School, Jabi. École Française Marcel Pagnol, Abraham Lincoln American Academy, Abuja.
Abuja is a beautiful State in the African continent with a lot of beautiful places to explore.
* Agidi Oluwasegun is Abuja based young Entrepreneur and CEO, Eniola Travels and Tours