Government Buildings in Abuja

94 Places of Interest found


Aso Villa

Aso Villa

About Aso Villa (officially The Aso Rock Presidential Villa) is the workplace and official residence of the President of Nigeria since 1991, when Nigeria moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja. It is located at Yakubu Gowon Crescent, The Three Arms Zone, Asokoro, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Several names that are used for Aso Villa include: State House, The Rock and The Villa. The Aso Rock villa is the most protected presidential state house in Africa. The most powerful man in Nigeria lives in the Aso Villa and it is from here that the bulk of the nation's decisions occur. The rock on which the villa is built is an impressive 400-meter monolith which is the most noticeable feature of the town. The beautiful palatial residence was completed in 1991, the same year the military junta of Ibrahim Babangida relocated the national capital from Lagos to Abuja. Aso Villa encompasses the 400 meter monolith Aso Rock, located within the Three Arms Zone of Abuja metropolis. In 1976 the Military Government of Murtala Mohammed took the decision to relocate the Federal Capital from Lagos by a committee under the leadership of Justice Akinola Aguda which recommended the creation of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the center of the country and its proclamation to this effect was issued on February 3, 1976. Akinola Aguda House (formally named on October 1, 1983) was originally conceived as a Presidential Lodge & Guest House Complex and hosted the first ever formal Cabinet Meeting held outside Lagos, only days after Abuja hosted Nigeria's Independence Anniversary celebrations for the first time, in October 1982. President Ibrahim Babangida, who took office in 1985, commenced construction of a new Presidential residence and in 1991 the Aso Rock Presidential Villa was completed and President Babangida became the first Head of State to occupy it, in on December 12, 1991. Upon completion of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa the Aguda House became the Vice Presidential Complex, and has remained so till date — apart from the period between 1999 and 2007 when the Vice President lived in a Residence that has since been transferred to the Judiciary as Official Quarters for the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2010, construction of a new Vice Presidential Residence commenced. The Residence has yet to be completed the Buhari administration has said it is not a priority. Today the Presidential Complex, located in the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory, consists of the Main Presidential Villa (Office and Residence of the President, and Offices of the Vice President and Wife of the President), the State House Conference Center, State House Annexe, and the Akinola Aguda House. The old Presidential Lodge in Marina, Lagos, was handed over to the Lagos State Government in 2017. The villa is currently under the protection of the Presidential Guard Brigade which perform ceremonial and protective duties for the president. The brigade performs public duties in a weekly changing of the guard ceremony outside the villa. Services Asides the villa being the residence of the president, other activities like the plenary session takes place within the villa. Best Features The villa has the  Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court, Abuja National Mosque, Nigerian National Christian Centre, Zuma Rock, Millennium Tower. Who Can Visit Visiting the villa is strictly on invitation. Best Time To Visit If you’re looking to catch all the great moments at Aso Rock, then you should visit this place in the day, between 8 am and 5 pm, as this the period when government functions like plenary at the Senate, House of Assembly, Children’ Parliament as well as proceedings at the Supreme Court are carried out at Aso Rock. Safety The Presidential Villa has the first roadblock manned by a surfeit of security agents – police, army etc. It is heavily guarded.

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National Assembly Complex

National Assembly Complex

The green dome, hand of justice and imposing structure all emphasize the importance of this building, The national assembly complex is the legislative arm of the Federal Government responsible for making and passing the laws that guide our activities.

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Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters

Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters

About Central Bank of Nigeria The Central Bank of Nigeria is the nation's foremost and apex financial institution. In its latest Act of 2007, the CBN is charged by the federal government with overall control and administration of all monetary and financial sector policies. Its objectives also include; Issuing a legal tender for the country, ensuring monetary and price stability, maintaining external reserves to safeguard the currency's international value, act as Banker and provide economic and financial advice to the Federal Government. The Bank has its Headquarters in Abuja and branches in every state capital of the federation. History of Central Bank of Nigeria The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was established by the CBN Act of 1958 which has been modified in 1991, 1993,1997,1998,1999 and 2007. It commenced operations on July 1, 1959 and issued its first treasury bills in April 1960. In its early days, the CBN mainly acted as regulators of the banking sector, monitored  balance of payments according to the demands of the federal government and adjust monetary policy along the demands of the federal budget. The Central Bank has had 12 Governors since Nigerian Independence and is probably the most popular government body in Nigeria. Safety An office with watertight security. Visitors here have to be cleared to get in. No security threat. Best Time to Visit Central Bank of Nigeria CBN operates between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. This is the best period to visit. Most Common Visitors The CBN is visited by a wide range of people from government officers to bank representatives. Weather at Central Bank of Nigeria Central Bank of Nigeria is located in Abuja North-Central of Nigeria.Thus, it experiences three weather conditions every year.  This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season.  In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness. Temperatures can drop to as low as 16 degrees during the harmattan period.The Central bank of Nigeria located in the capital city of Abuja is responsible for the effective, efficient and transparent implementation of monetary and exchange rate policy and management of the financial sector of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Nigerian Communications Commission Complex

Nigerian Communications Commission Complex

About Nigerian Communications Commission Nigerian Communications Commission is an independent body that regulates the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. It  regulates the supply of telecommunications services and facilities, promotes and  enhances competition between service providers, and sets performance standards for telephone and telecommunications services in Nigeria. History of Nigerian Communications Commission The Commission was created in November 1992 under Decree number 75 under the Miltary government of then Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. It continued to oversee affairs until 2003 when the enabling bill was updated and replaced with the Nigerian Communications Act. Safety This is a very safe and secure location, there's no danger to visitors' safety here.   Best Time to Visit Nigerian Communications Commission It is ideal to visit NCC on weekdays during corporate working hours.   Most Common Visitors NCC is always visited by different stakeholders from all the major telecommunication giants in the country.   Weather at Nigerian Communications Commission Nigerian Communications Commission Complex is located in Abuja North-Central of Nigeria.Thus, it experiences three weather conditions every year.  This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season.  In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust haze and dryness. Temperatures can drop to as low as 16 degrees during the harmattan period.

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NNPC Towers

NNPC Towers

This is the corporate headquarters of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). It is a monumental structure consisting of four towers that forms a box from an aerial view.

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Federal Ministry of Defence

Federal Ministry of Defence

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'.

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ECOWAS Parliament Complex

ECOWAS Parliament Complex

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries with a mission to promote economic integration across the region.

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ECOWAS Secretariat

ECOWAS Secretariat

This is the secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional group of fifteen West African countries with a mission to promote economic integration across the region.

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Bank of Industry

Bank of Industry

This is Nigeria's foremost developmental financial institution. Also Nigeria's oldest, it is situated in the nation's capital.

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Federal Secretariat Complex

Federal Secretariat Complex

Many government ministries and agencies operate from the imposing complex. If you have any business with the government, you will most likely find yourself here.

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Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency

Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency

Housing the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, which is responsible for the regulation of petroleum products and their derivatives in the country, this building is a landmark in the central business district of Abuja.

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British Council, Abuja

British Council, Abuja

This is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations here in Abuja building links between citizens of the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

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National Space Development and Research Agency

National Space Development and Research Agency

Established with six operational centres, this agency is responsible for all Space Science and Technology related activities of the country. It is a part of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and it is overseen by the National Council on Space Science Technology. There is a ground receiving station here.

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Abuja State NYSC Secretariat

This is the administrative office of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja. It oversees the welfare, documentation and the general affairs of youth corpers in the state.

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NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Abuja

NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Abuja

This camp ground is where the 3 weeks NYSC Orientation Course takes place. It involves physical drills, lectures and training, and social activities intended to foster interactions among Corpers.

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