What currency is used in Nigeria


Poorly surfaced roads, excessive driving speed and a lack of or poorly available traffic education regularly lead to a large number of traffic accidents. During the rainy season, some remote roads, especially in rural areas, are not passable at all. In Lagos and the federal capitals, traffic is mostly chaotic. Motorists like to play their power. The principle of "survival of the fittest" or "first come, first serve" applies. Many drivers are stuck in traffic jams or slow traffic for several hours every day. Due to the high accident rate, warnings should be given against driving a car.

Taxis, minibuses, tricycles, keke and motorcycle taxis called okada can also be used to get from one place to another within one of Nigeria's cities. When traveling by taxi, negotiate the fare with the driver before starting the journey. When traveling with Okadas, you should have your own motorcycle helmet with you, as most drivers cannot afford a helmet for themselves or for their passengers.

Due to a very high number of fatal accidents, driving motorcycle taxis has been banned in downtown Abuja since October 1, 2006. In February 2020, the use of motorcycle taxis was also banned in many districts of the state of Lagos. Numerous tricycle and motorcyclists protested vehemently against the ban.

In Lagos and Abuja, however, the online service provider Uber has established itself as a serious alternative to local taxis, minibuses and motorcycle taxis. Booking and payment at Uber is easy and traceable via the smartphone. The prices are consistently seen as fair and reasonable by the urban population.

The bus network Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which is operated by the two private companies "Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)" and "Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company (LagBus)", provides local public transport in Lagos to disposal. The tickets should be obtained at the bus stops before starting the journey. The buses are comfortable, reliable and run on schedule.