Sitting calmly in central Nigeria, Nassarawa State and populated with about 85,919 inhabitants is a beautiful town named Keffi. Founded about 1800 by Abdu Zanga (Abdullahi), a Fulani warrior from the north, Keffi is located just west of a junction of local roads that give it access to Abuja, Nasarawa, the trunk highway at Akwanga, and the main railway at Lafia.
The natives of Keffi are very receptive, extremely friendly and highly accommodating; little wonder the town houses people from different tribes.This multiplicity of ethnic groups is an asset and has given rise to a variety of arts, crafts, cultural festivals and dance groups. Life in Keffi is incredibly affordable with an abundance of food supplies and farm products that are pretty cheap and a commendable steady power supply.
The real beauty of Keffi goes beyond the hospitality of its people and the cheap livelihood of its inhabitants; Keffi possesses a few ancient monuments that are rich in culture and history, one of which is the Late Captain Moloney tomb.
The Late Captain Moloney tomb is situated on a hill near Keffi. Late Captain Moloney, a colonialist was a victim of resistance against colonial rule by the Keffi emirate. This was the views of the Keffi local people. Late Captain Maloney Tomb/Hills is however a formation which is a symbol of resistance of the people to British colonial rule. On top of the hill, a tourist is able to have a clear view of Keffi town. If developed, the site can be an alternative holiday picnic centre for people in Keffi, Abuja and beyond.
A well known cultural and historic event in Keffi is the Sharo (Fulani). The Sharo is a Fulani festival in Keffi Local Government Area every season and after Ramadan (Sallah). It is an incredibly exciting social event usually performed mostly by young bachelors to test their strength (powers) and also to impress and win maidens for courtship and marriage. It is an important tourism potential in the Local Government Area.
Keffi is indeed a town to pitch one’s tent as its peaceful, solitude and inexpensive nature makes life seem like paradise on earth. Hotel accommodation cannot be a problem to tourists in Keffi because there are a number of standard hotels and guest houses well established there. In Keffi town there are the New Keffi, Gwaza and Fash Hotels which offer standard services.