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Living in Minna, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

eight local experts

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


8 comments on “Minna”

Minna, Niger, Nigeria, is bustling with commercial activities even though it’s conspicuously a civil-servant state. The ever-busy mini-market, popularly called Obasanjo Complex, which deals with selling phones, phone repairs, and laptop sales and repairs, is a big market for food vendors and other businesses located in the heart of the city. The most fascinating thing a traveler coming from the Abuja axis notices upon entering the city is the fenceless, beautiful, and tall structure built across the double-lane road, called the City Gate.

If you’re moving to Minna you need to be prepared to experience heat, it is north central after all and also the predominant tribe is nupe and gbagyi they speak English of course. Get a stable job before coming the cost of houses and living is a bit high and if you like the quiet life this is for you as nothing ever happens in Minna. I really hope you find this helpful.

Beatrice, says: 2023

Minna is a peaceful city but, anyone considering moving in must be security conscious. In other words, staying out late can be dangerous. He or she must also know that an umbrella is needed to be able to live there at this season. This is because it is always raining.

My city is hot, as it is in depression that’s surrounded by mountain ranges. Minna is also the capital of Niger state of Nigeria. It’s popularly known as the power state because it has three hydroelectric dams – the most among all the 36 states in Nigeria. It is also the home town of three former heads of state of Nigeria.

He/she must of a necessity first obtain a legal permit from the local government authority; he/she must present all important credentials and documents to be used for thorough screening; he/she must hire a driver to show him round the city for at least a week as part of the legal requirements.

Olayide, says: 2020

Minna is in Niger State. Minna is a very peaceful city and the people are extremely nice and welcoming. It has a few tourist attractions in “Bahago Roundabout,” “Al-Maun” and a couple of others. The roads in general are quite okay and the weather is tolerable year-round.

Oluwatobiloba, says: 2020

A stranger hoping to relocate to Minna, should know the city houses three of the four Hydropower Dams that provide Nigeria with Electricity. It is also important sch person is aware that the city is the only State Capital that houses two former Heads of State. Last but far from being the least, it should interest any visitor moving down to Minna to know there are several tourists attractions they can visit to unwind; one of which is the Gurara Water Falls.

Minna is a peaceful city, with peace-loving people. It has a lot of tourist attractions and nice meals. The city is surrounded by lots of rocks and rivers. There are various ethnic groups living in peace. The majority of the inhabitants are farmers and civil servants. There are two major markets in the city where people come to trade all kinds of food items.

Gloria, says: 2020

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