Living in Aba, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Aba, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 11 people living in Aba what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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My city is one of the commercial cities in Nigeria, and that living in Aba is not cost effective. One can always get what he want at a very cheap price. that the rate of crime in Aba is at very reduced rate, as such it is an interesting city.

Mirian, says: 2020

Aba is a City in Abia state. It is a major city. A commercial hub in the state. People from neighbouring states such as Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Imo come to buy goods from Aba. The Ariaria International market is in Aba. Most goods are found in Ariaria. Even people from neighbouring Cameroon come to buy from Ariaria.

Adaeze, says: 2020

The person will consider moving here for its business oriented pattern in every nook and cranny and it’s serenity based on the choice of residence, and good and affordable standard of living. Abia State is God’s own state where Christianity is the core religion. It is a place where any human being can adapt and live peacefully.

– Aba is a very nice place, It’s dwellers are so welcoming.
– Aba is the economic capital of Abia State.
– Aba is a small city compared to Umuahia.
– Aba has an approximated population of about three million inhabitants, which is the reason why most people say it’s the rowdiest city in the eastern part of Nigeria.

Cynthia, says: 2020

Aba is a city that is known for having hard working citizens. Normally, people from other parts of Nigeria come to Aba to buy products that are made there. Another interesting fact is that Aba has one of the biggest international markets in West Africa, and this is something that makes it the most active part of Abia State.

Eyitemi, says: 2020

I reside in Aba, Abia state. Someone planning to reside in my city should know two critical things, which include affordability of eatable goods and successful business establishment. For clarity, eatable goods are very cheap in Aba, and a low-income earner can comfortably survive. Also, if one wants to venture into any business, it will be laudable because 90% of businesses establish in the city survive. Finally, the most recognized market in eastern land is in this city–Ariaria Market.

Tolulope, says: 2020

Aba is a commercial city where the popular Ariaria International market is located. During the rainy seasons, which usually starts around April and peaks at July, everywhere is messed up as a result of bad roads. Again, Aba is one of the few cities in Nigeria where the people can at least boast of a sizeable electricity supply.

If you have planned to move to my city, you should examine yourself if are capable of exhibiting a credible character. You must be hardworking and diligent at work and in your relationship with people. You must be a prompt to do person to maintain professionalism in your job.

Omoyeme, says: 2020

Aba is a commercial city, where anything and everything can be manufactured and sold, from food items, clothings to electronic gadgets. Clothing materials are especially cheap in the city of Aba. Aba is the capital of Abia State in Nigeria, a state that was created 29 years ago but has little in the way of infrastructure to show for it.

Anyone planning to move to Aba should understand that it is a rural area which 90% of it’s dwellers depend on trading as a source of income and livelihood. Though most roads are not accessible and we sometimes have power failures it is still so environmentally friendly.

Weather conditions here are not always favourable, but it’s a lively city and is filled with tourist attractions. There are less criminal activities here and the cost of living is relatively low. There are a lot business opportunities here in Aba, for both indigenes and non indigenes. Finding housing over here could be a bit difficult, so it is important to secure housing before coming over.

Hadassah, says: 2020

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