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Living in Enugu, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

19 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Enugu, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 19 people living in Enugu 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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If you’re moving or visiting Enugu State, Nigeria, you need to know this; Enugu is the capital of the old Eastern region of Nigeria, popularly known as coal city state. That’s where coal was mined by the British during the colonial era. It’s home to the wealthiest people and tribe in Nigeria. It’s the most developed city with many interesting places like Nike latest, water fall and hills and valley. It’s really an interesting city to be with the best weather.

Victor, says: 2023

The truth is that living in the developed part of Enugu is quite expensive, especially the food. The cheap and affordable thing in Enugu is transportation.

Rubicon, says: 2022

The hospitality of Enugu people, especially Nsukka is top-notch. They are not violent and have very nice delicacies.

It is a small City, surrounded by hills, and with so many tourist centers scatter all over the City. The population of the city ranks lower, compared to other states in the country. It is said to be an “academic” state, due to the fact that it accommodates so many University institutions.

Temitayo, says: 2020

If a person wishes to move to my city then he/she must be aware of the following: He/she must be aware of the local language of my area taking in mind that communication will be necessary, all he/she should consider the housing environment because it is important, not to forget know about the food and try to like them to be able to adjust.

Christian, says: 2020

My city is on the well known Udi hills; hence, it is a city with a water challenge, as the water table is of great depth. The city is relatively peaceful with historical sites like the coal mines. My area is connected to the world through the Akanu Ibiam international airport.

Belema, says: 2020

The city is popularly known as Coal city (042). There is a stadium in my city known as Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. There is a popular market known as Ogbete main market. In the heart of the city there are mostly banks, Hotels, eatery and some government offices. There are some tertiary schools like IMT, ESSET, UNEC AND FCDTT.

Precious, says: 2020

Someone moving to Enugu must consider that there are lots of bad roads, high cost of house rent, high cost of feeding, poor electricity supply, poor water supply, crowdy environment, artisans almost on every corner, harsh weather and so on.

The weather is mostly hot and electricity is luxury but the people are fun to meet, they are accepting. We have rich cultures both in food, dance, attire and many indigenous languages. We live a communal life and it can be easily said that everyone knows one another in my town literally. My people are overall lovable.

Jefferson, says: 2020

Someone moving to Enugu should know (1) there is easy means of transportation, good drinking water but the roads are not too wonderful. We also have churches and mosque here if you are the religious kind and we are very friendly. There are no much jobs here, unless you are self-employed.

Samuel, says: 2020

Enugu is the capital of Enugu State, one of the states in southeastern Nigeria. It is a beautiful city with a quite serene environment. The city is also known for its very welcoming natives. It is a very secure city.

Rosemary, says: 2020

He should consider a cardigan because it really cold at this time of the year. He should not be a deep sleeper so as not to be robbed at night. He will enjoy the local delicacy of “okpa” and coke as breakfast. He should have to be hard working because Enugu’s people are industrious.

It’s a city in Southeast Nigeria predominantly of the Igbo tribe. Originally known for coal as its natural mineral resource. A very peaceful and hospitable region open to people of various tribes and culture. It has some tourist attractions like the zoo, waterfalls, amusement parks and the rest of them.

Samuel, says: 2020

Enugu state is well known for her peaceful and calm environment. A state known for her unity, oneness and friendliness. The state capital is known as Enugu. She has all the social amenities needed to make life comfortable and worth living. Known as the coal city and has an open hands to welcome her visitors.

Samuel, says: 2020

Enugu, just as the name implies-“top of hill” has many beautiful and serene hilly geography that is so captivating and inviting. It is in the southeastern part of Nigeria. It is inhabited by the Igbo tribe called Enugu-ngwo from which it obtained its name. Enugu is mostly popular for its tasty cuisines, robust industries and local palmwine.

Okorie, says: 2020

Enugu is one the largest places in Nigeria. It is in the South-East region of Nigeria. People come in from all different part of the World to invest their money in my city. It is one of the most beautiful place in Nigeria. It is well populated with different tribe of people.

Oluwaseun, says: 2020

Yes, Enugu is the oldest city in Eastern part of Nigeria. It’s major natural resources is Coal. It is on the hill and that gave rise to its name “Enugu”. The people of Enugu are well known with their varieties of local dishes, which comprises mainly of vegetables and Carbohydrates.

Esther, says: 2020

Enugu is pronounced ae-nu-gwu If moving here know it is also referred to as the Coal city due to the available of coal. Enugu state know for its rich cultural heritage, traditional cuisine, and great tourist attractions. The people are friendly and welcoming. However, you may need a guide to move around because some of the places are not captured on the digital maps (yet).

Oluwaseyi, says: 2020

Anyone moving here should know is a very peaceful place. There are good road networks, enough organically grown food and a serene environment. There are also sources of clean water for drinking and for other usages. The system of the government is always free and fair.

Oluwayemisi, says: 2020

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