Country Information

Host State Focal Points on general arrangements and inquiries on visas, transportation and accommodations may contact:  


Engr. M. S. Ben Tukur
Technical Assistant to the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation)
Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way
Tel (Cell):  +234- 08055093355


Engr. Yakubu Mahmud
Technical Assistant to Director General
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
Aviation House
Murtala Mohammed International Airport,
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel (Cell):  +2348150836054, +2348098270631



  • Local Currency and Foreign Exchange Rates
    The currency in Nigeria is the Naira. The official exchange rates for the main currencies are as follows:
    • 1 USD = N314.75
    • 1 GBP = N386.14
    • 1 EURO = N334.53
    • 1 CFA   = N0.51 (N510 to CFA100)

    Please note rated offered by hotels can vary from official rates.


  • Bank Services
    Travelers’ cheques can be cashed at the commercial banks. International credit cards (Visa, Diners Club, MasterCard, and American Express) are accepted at most of the selected hotels.


  • Health Services
    Medical services are of high standards and most international prescription drugs are readily available through retail pharmacies. It is suggested that participants take out personal medical insurance for the duration of the trip. Malaria prophylactics are especially advised.


  • Weather
    Abuja temperatures are between 20 to 31 degrees Celsius during this period. Comfortable clothing is advised.


  • Electricity
    The electricity is 220-240 Volts using the type G adapter (rectangular three-pin plug).


  • Airport Departure Tax
    Airport taxes are normally included in the cost of air tickets.


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