Nigeria is often seen or portrayed as a nation in chaos, probably the reason you haven't visited is because of what you heard and read about the country. Far from disorderliness and chaotic, Nigeria is actually one of the best places to visit in Africa and for good reasons. Have a look at these pictures of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria you can visit today for leisure or for business.
Before we proceed to the pictures of top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria, I want to use this opportunity to correct some misconceptions about security situation in Nigeria. While Boko Haram actual existed and do lots of damages, the truth is that most of us here in Nigeria reads and sees it only in news just as you do. Among the 36 states in Nigeria, Boko Haram is only operational
in about two states in the far north - Borno and Yobe State. Both States are at the far border to Chad towards Sahara Desert which has been a volatile region over the centuries...
The major difference between what is happening now and what has continue to happen over the centuries in that region is media coverage. Sahara Desert to me has been a death region for several decades. Boko Haram is just a spillover of what has been happening in Sudan, Niger, and Chad for decades and does not represent the identity of Nigeria. So when you plan to visit, avoid the extreme Northern cities of Maiduguri, Yobe, and some parts of Adamawa and Gombe and you will be fine. All the most beautiful cities in Nigeria are completely unaffected.
Most of the Nigerian maps you see online that are painted blood are created by delusional paint artists from the US media organizations who has absolutely no knowledge of what is on ground, only relying on fake reports from lazy reporters who knows the truth but trying to create sensationalism to sell.
See the map above for the true picture of the territories where Boko Haram insurgency can be found in Nigeria and even in those tiny area on the map, the security forces are battling them days and nights. Having said that, we can proceed to view the pictures of some of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
Owerri, Imo State
Owerri is the capital of Imo State, one of the pride of Igboland, reference point for development in those days. Still beautiful as ever.
Enugu, Enugu State
Enugu, the capital of Enugu state is the second city in the South East that made it to this list for good reasons. It beautiful topography is among the best in the country and it's one of the most peaceful city in Nigeria.
Most of the states in the East has refused to develop, living on in the past glory. The Governors from the Igboland are the greediest and most stupid of all the politicians in Nigeria, leaving entire region and entire tribe in the hands of underdevelopment. Shame to greedy politician who prefer to make billions in place of meaningful development.
Akure Millennial City, Ondo State
Akure, with a population of approximately 588,000 people is the capital of Ondo State, Nigeria and became a Millennium City in 2006. Some of the Akure's major assets include the presence of several federal universities, immense mineral potential, rocks and beautiful landscapes, cocoa farms, and a deep-sea container port nearby.
Warri Delta State
For the reasons best know to the powers that be in Delta State, most of the developments in the state are being concentrated in Warri Delta State, making Asaba which is the capital look like a despised firstborn child. Warri is one of the cities in Nigeria you can drive around without pot holes. It is indeed a beautiful city, everything is near perfect there except it's rear zero night life.
Kaduna City in Kaduna State
You will never believe how beautiful Kaduna is until you step in there. Granted, it is in the North which may be considered to be the Boko Haram hotbed but at the same time, it is close to Abuja, placing it among some of the most secured state in Nigeria.
Port Harcourt City
Port Harcourt popularly known as the Garden City is the major city in the oil rich region of Niger Delta. It is one of the wealthiest city in the country and among the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
The center of excellency is no doubt the most popular city in Nigeria and probably in Africa. What makes Lagos one of the most beautiful city in Nigeria is it's ability to effectively blend it's chaotic nature with it's beauty, creating well defined boundaries between slums and high blow urban areas.
Abuja City - The Federal Capital Territory
This photo is the true reflection of almost the entire Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is one of the most organized and well developed cities in Nigeria. It has many recreational centers, five star hotels, and world class shopping malls all over the city.
Calabar, Cross River State
Calabar is not only one of the most beautiful city in Nigeria, it is probably the most peaceful city in the country, complete with some of the finest landscapes and nature. A visit to the city will leave you in awe of the sheer development that has taken place there in recent time.
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
A glimpse of what we can do if we try. If you are looking for the most beautiful and the most secured city in Nigeria, look no further, Uyo in Akwa Ibom State is the place. Well structured road networks free of potholes, first class hotels (3-5 stars), beautiful sites. This city take the crown as the most beautiful city in Nigeria.