Living in Kano, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kano, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Kano 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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It’s a peaceful environment with friendly people and it’s also easy to get by daily. You’d also find that the pricing on items are cheap compared to other cities in the region too. But the people here are a bit particular about their religious practices so I’d advise you respect their religion an culture and all will be alright.

Jamilu, says: 2020

Kano city is the capital of Kano State. The city is home to one of the ancient Emirates in the country, which holds the dubar ceremonies twice a year, signifying the two Eid celebrations. The city consist of people from different religious backgrounds and races, living in harmony.

Favour, says: 2020

Kano has very extreme weather. It gets very cold during winter, and extremely hot during summer. it can also be really dry when its harmattan. if you do not like extreme weather, you might want to pick another city. My city is also very big and busy, so if you don’t like noise and stress, stay away.

Find a secure and friendly neighbourhood, due to the rising insecurity in the country. Other social amenities such as 24 hours of light and constant water supply can be considered after finding a secure neighbourhood. These neighbourhoods are usually found in cities, where affluent people reside.

Kano is the commercial nerve center of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria. It has a lot of tourist attraction and was regarded as an economic hub in West Africa. It is a lively city and has a lot of places for relaxation and fun. Business thrives well in Kano.

Collins, says: 2020

Whosoever wishes to relocate to Kano should get ready to withstand severe hot weather because the weather in Kano is always very hot with little or no ventilation at all especially in March and April. But if the individual can endure the hot weather, prices of food is always at the cheapest rate.

The ancient city of Kano is the most populated city in Nigeria, and an epicentre of commerce with businesses and trades spanning from banking, transport, education and health which has proven to be a great opportunity for investors and marketers. There is a cultural mix of residents including foreigners dwelling in mutual understanding in the city, although Kano is dominantly an Islamic state with 90% of residents being Muslims.

Adejobi, says: 2020

It is a beautiful ancient city, in fact, the old City gate still stand today. However, the public transport is terrible. It is easy to get a ride, but the roads are treacherous and the drivers have no training. Secondly, you must keep your personal belongings close, otherwise you may lose everything. hotels are notorious for being special hubs for most of the unsavory crowds of the city, only a few of them are safe.

Kano city, Nigeria, is a place for fast growing businesses hence tagged the center for commerce. Although the heat during summer period is one of its downside. electrical power shortages in some areas is a major problem, but altogether it is a peaceful and beautiful city.

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