DISCOVER: Abuja, Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ the fastest growing city in Africa.

This is the beautiful capital city of Abuja, Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬

In 1976 the military government of general Murtala Muhammed took the decision to relocate the federal capital from Lagos, to a more central location , and set up a panel headed by justice Akibola Aguda to make recommendations.

Photo courtesy: Abuja city.

The logic used was similar to the way Brazil planned its capital , Brazilia. The federal military government of Nigeria , promulgated decree No. 6 on 4 February 1976, which initiated the removal of the federal capital from Lagos to Abuja.

Abuja officially became Nigeria’s capital on December 12,1991.

It is Africa’s first purpose built capital city, built from the scratch.
The city is one of the fastest growing in the world.
Abuja is called the Federal capital territory because it acts as both a state and a capital.
It is the political and administrative capital of Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬

Rail Mass Transit commonly known as Abuja Light Rail is a regional rail transport system in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬

Photo courtesy: Abuja Metro Station.

It is the first rapid transit system in the country and in West Africa and the second such system in sub-saharan Africa (after Addis Ababa Light Rail).

Abuja is growing faster than every city in the whole Africa and will be soon become beautiful than top African cities like;
Cape Town πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
Cairo πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬
Casablanca πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦
Lagos πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬
Algiers πŸ‡©πŸ‡Ώ
Nairobi πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
Addis Ababa πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή
Kinshasa πŸ‡¨πŸ‡©
And Kigali πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό

It is a few kilometers away from the “Zuma rock”.

Norbert Bwire

Norbert Bwire is a writer and founder of upasho.co.ke. He specializes in trending stories and local news. His goal is to share the best tips and news articles so as to help you understand what happens around the world.

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