Saturday, 5 October 2019

Reason why the Capital of Nigeria was Shifted from Lagos to Abuja

Picture of Lagos City
 Reason why the Nigerian Goverment shift thr Capital of Nigeria from Lagos to Abuja is that Lagos was congested and due to the nature of the land, it was difficult to expand and have the kind of infrastructure that was envisaged. Abuja in the center of the country has virtually limitless land for expansion. World class infrastructure has been built to meet the expectations of the poor.

The Property State and Security is one of the factors in the state of government.
There had been 2 assassinations of the President and 4 changes of government in violent ways. It is a need for a better position for the seats of government.

The seat of government in Abuja is in a wide expanse of land. It has never been violent transfer of power since the capital moved in 1993.

The Lagos State is known to be
deeply entrenched in the heart of one of the main ethnic groups in Nigeria and there was no chance it was going to loosen up any future time. South Africa, Abuja is not Hausa land but the minority Gwari tribe. Igbo people from South of Nigeria are now the largest landholders in Abuja.

In the 1970s, it was Black / African Renaissance and the belief that the black man had a great manifesto destiny was still alive. Abuja was so conceived of a city that will be a showpiece and pride of the Black race.

Kaduna would have been the choice of the new Capital not Abuja.
Photo of Abuja 

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