Federal Ministry of Defence
Federal Ministry of Defence
Federal Ministry of Defence
How to get to Federal Ministry of Defence


By car and motorbike


Government Building
Things to do at Federal Ministry of Defence


Attend public lectures, Work,

This flamboyantly designed and imposing structure befits its status as home of the country's military might. Shaped as a ship, it is commonly referred to as the 'Ship House'.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Federal Ministry of Defence, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • ID Card to identify yourself at all check points

Best Features

Considered one of the most architecturally controversial buildings in Abuja, this gigantic complex commands attention from all that see it. It is the headquarters of the Nigerian defense arm and it is one of the most unique man-made structures in Nigeria.

Writer's Review

Although entry is restricted for security reasoms, that hasn't stopped the topic of the architectural design from being one of the most talked about attraction spots in Nigeria. While some call it beautiful and functional, others think it is a modernist monstrosity. Whatever the side of opinion, it is agreed that the Ship House is like no other in the country.

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