Tafawa Balewa Square
Tafawa Balewa Square
Tafawa Balewa Square


Open arena
Things to do at Tafawa Balewa Square


Attend public lectures, Ceremony, Explore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

History of Tafawa Balewa Square

This was built in 1972. It is notable as the site of Nigeria's independence celebration

  • It was the site of Nigeria’s independence celebration which took place on October 1st, 1960 where the then Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa, delivered his speech

  • The 26 storey building which was for a long time the tallest building in Nigeria is located there.

Built in 1972.

The Tafawa Balewa Square is the site of the Independence day celebration of Nigeria from colonial rule, it also serves as a monument of remembrance to victims of World war I and II and also the Nigerian Civil war.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Tafawa Balewa Square, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A camera with a change of.batteries

  • A bottle of water will help greatly.

  • Light clothing

Things to do while at Tafawa Balewa Square

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • See the remembrance arcade of Word War I, II and Civil war victims.

  • Enjoy the ambience

Best Features

It is the site of Nigeria's Independence

Most common visitors

Tourists, Social event planners, Religious event planners,

  • Fashola slams Federal Government over sale of Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos- Daily post, May 14 2015.

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