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Living in Katsina, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

five local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Katsina, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Katsina 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 entering Katsina you will be greeted by okada, few cars outside metro of the city. You have filing stations with few cues. Food and accommodation is relatively cheap compared with big cities in Nigeria. Expect swarm of beggars at any traffic or hold-ups and markets.

Lawal Abubakar, says: 2023

Katsina is a land populated by Muslims. The land is filled with Hausa and the cost of living is low. A higher percentage of its people are poor. Katsina is not considered the right place for networking and gaining opportunities as favoritism among its people is most commonly seen here.

Debbie, says: 2023

Katsina is a city, in the north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It is inhabited mostly by indigenous Hausa- fulanis. The indigenes are predominantly farmers, and they practice Islam. Apart from the indigenes, there are people from different parts of the country who are either civil servants or traders. There are lots of tourists sites in Katsina, parts of which is the palace, and the museum.

Victor, says: 2020

My city is beautiful but very far from the surrounding villages. There are limited commercial banks in towns but many POS machines and ATM machines to withdraw from at any point in time. The city has a very rich cultural heritage and we are proud to display them. Eighty-five percent of the citizens are Muslims but they are also receptive to Christians.

Ogunjobi, says: 2020

Anyone moving here, should know the heat of the sun could get to scary levels during the day. Some days, the heat could get as high as 41 degrees which could be adverse for non indigenes. This is as a result of the city being in the north of the country.

Adesola, says: 2020

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