Nigeria is situated in the Western part of Africa at the “trigger” of the continent. It is bordered by the Republic of Niger and Chad to the North, to the East by the Republic of Cameroon, the Atlantic Ocean on the South and to the West by the Republic of Benin (Figure 2.1).
The surface area of the country is approximately 923,770m2, and about 35% of this land mass is believed to be arable while 15% is said to be used as pastures, 10% as forest reserve, and 10% for settlements.
The landscape of Nigeria varies with mangrove forests and swamps bordering the southern coast, and hardwood forests further inland. The Niger and Benue River valleys make up Nigeria’s most expansive region. Nigeria’s highest point is Chappal Waddi (Taraba State) at 7,936 ft. (2,419m); the lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean (0m)
Nigeria, by virtue of its location enjoys a warm tropical climatic condition with relatively high temperatures throughout the year and two seasons; the dry and wet seasons. The climate of the country is influenced by the interaction of two air masses: the relatively warm and moist tropical marine air mass (mT) which originates from the Atlantic Ocean and is associated with Southwest winds in Nigeria; and the relatively cool, dry and relatively stable tropical continental air mass (cTs) that originates from the Sahara Desert and is associated with the dry, cool and dusty North-East Trades (Harmattan).
Annual rainfall ranges from over 2,500mm in the south to less than 400mm in parts of the extreme north. Nigeria’s annual temperature range is between 18.45oc and 36.9oc for the coolest and hottest months respectively.
See below for the expected weather information during the Summit.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The territory was formed in 1976 from parts of former Nasarawa, Niger, and Kogi States and it is in the central region of Nigeria, bordered to the north by Kaduna State, to the east by Nassarawa State, to the southwest by Kogi State and to the west by Niger State.
FCT Abuja Snapshot
- Total land area: 7,607 Sq. Km
- Local Government Areas: 6 LGAs: Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Bwari, and Kwali.
- Population: 1,406,239 (Male- 733,172 and Female- 673,067)
- Vegetation: Guinea Savannah
- Major crops: Yam, Maize, Rice, Cassava, Millet, Guinea corn, Cowpea, Sorghum, and Sesame.
- Solid minerals: Clay, Zinc, Dolomite
Main Investment Opportunities
Opportunities for investment exist in:
- Light Manufacturing
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) is the international airport of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is located 40km from Abuja.
Owned by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), it is named after the first President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. The airport has two terminals—one, for international flights and the other for domestic flights.
- Visa Requirements
Airport to Hotel Logistics – Canadian Attendees Only
- For Canadian attendees, select your airline inbound and outbound information during registration. There are four airlines to choose from: Air France, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa.
- The flight itinerary provided on the registration form will enable the host of the Summit, Prime Essentials Development & Investment Ltd (PEDI) to make provisions on shuttle service to and from the airport to the hotel.
- There will be an official NCIS welcome desk at baggage claim. The NCIS team will check-in all registered Canadian attendees to get on the shuttle to the hotel
- A shuttle pass will be provided to each Canadian attende at the welcome desk in order to get on the bus
- The NCIS team will be able to answer any questions or concerns prior to getting to the hotel
- Shuttle service will be provided for all registered Canadian attendees to the hotel as well as back to the airport on the day of departure
- Shuttle passes are needed to get on bus. This is to ensure that only registered attendees get on and to provide security/safety to everyone on the bus
- Security escort will be on all shuttle service to and from the airport as well as to the Summit venue
- The official hotel partner for the Summit is the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Located in the heart of Nigeria’s Federal Capital, the Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel offers easy access to the commercial district, Abuja tourist attractions. Set on beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel offers a wide range of business and leisure facilities. It is 40 minutes from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
- The hotel has:
- Extensive recreational facilities and outdoor areas
- On-site casino and arcade
- Seven restaurants and bars
- 24-hour Business Centre
- All registered attendees will be emailed a code to use when booking hotel room stay
- The codes offer discounted room rates
- Free breakfast on each paid day
- For more information on the hotel, please visit https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nigeria/transcorp-hilton-abuja-ABUHITW/index.html
NCIS 2018 App
- The official NCIS 2018 App is powered by Whova
- All registered attendees will be given access to the App and directions to download
- The App will contain important information such as:
- agenda, announcements, attendees, documents, layouts, logistics, speakers, sponsors & exhibitors and many more
- It is also another platform to ask questions prior and during the Summit. An NCIS team member will be able to answer any questions.
- Download the Whova App to get real time information on the Summit on the go
- For more information, visit www.ncis..ng/whova