The uniqueness of Nigeria as a nation is in her diversity. Owing to its large population, varying definitions would suffice based on the people and places of encounter. Nigeria is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups which are identified with wide variety of cultures. Here’s the first part of a series of distinguishing Nigerian sites and artefacts from these states.
Abia – The National War Museum, Umuahia
The National War Museum in Umuahia was established in 1985. It has a collection of objects of traditional and modern warfare. There are also outdoor displays of warships, military aircrafts, armoured tanks, and “Ogbunigwe” (bombs produced locally by Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War).
Adamawa – The Three Sisters, Song L.G.A.
A natural body of mountains in Song L.G.A. of Adamawa state named “The Three Sisters in Song”. The strange beauty of the mountains makes it a site of tourism for people all around the world.
Anambra – Igbo Ukwu
Igbo Ukwu is an ancient town known for astonishing metalcrafts and has remained an attraction to tourists because of its bronze artefacts. The Art history of Nigeria cannot be completed until Igbo Ukwu art is mentioned.
Akwa Ibom – Le Meridien Golf Resort
The magnificent Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort covers 174 hectares of land. It is firmly established as a natural meeting point for both passionate golfers and social travelers.
Bauchi – Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari is the most developed wildlife park in Nigeria with a lot of attractions for visitors. The park is famous for its variety of animals available for viewing around the year. During the dry season the animals converge around the Gaji River in the park.
Bayelsa – Oloibiri
Nigeria first commercial oil discovery was made by Shell Darcy on Sunday 15 January 1956 in Oloibiri but was first drilled in June that same year.
Benue – The Ikyogen Hills
Mild weather condition at lkyogen Hills ensures steady green vegetation. There is a year-round grazing of animals at Ikyogen Cattle Ranch.
Borno – Lake Chad
Lake Chad occupies a strategic location and serves the agricultural and economic needs of people in not only Nigeria, but neighboring countries. Of paramount interest to tourists are the boating opportunities and tours of the numerous fishing villages in the area
Cross River – Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort
The landscape is spectacular with rolling grasslands, deep-wooded valleys and waterfalls. A must see is the Gorilla Camp, with its picturesque walkways to observe gorillas in their natural habitat.