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Living in Warri, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

13 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Warri, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 13 people living in Warri 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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Warri is a very well known place for is quietness. Moving to Warri should be a nice choice for anyone.

Warri is quite a vibrant city. It has great nightlife and countless sights to behold. However, when coming to Warri, one needs to be very security conscious as the city is notorious for its high crime rate. In addition, one must bring light clothing as Warri is a hot and humid city.

Modupe, says: 2020

The beauty of my city is in its diversity. Cultural diversity coupled with hospitality, friendly weather, great food, various tourist attractions will make you love it. My city has three top universities. Security in my city is a top notch.

Stephen, says: 2020

Be ready to survive and work hard to be able to earn a living. Life is hard there. You have to be smart in all you do. For example, getting a job doesn’t come easy, so one has to improvise to be able to feed. In all you do, be smart and very hardworking.

Damilola, says: 2020

Warri is the commercial capital hub of Delta State and one of the major centers for petroleum-related activities in the region. The city offers business opportunities and wonderful sights such as the Delta Ports, Nana Living History Museum, and Red Mangrove swamp.

Onyinyechi, says: 2020

Before moving to the city of Warri, it is advised that you carry out some basic research so as not move into the wrong neighborhood. The city is beautiful and yet can be a little overwhelming. The people here are wonderful. It most especially is a city for the strong at heart and strong willed. It isn’t as glamorous as most people paint it but it is unique and quite special in it’s own way.

Oluwatosin, says: 2020

For one, know the exact place he or she is going to. Then, he/she should be careful with his/her assets because thieves are everywhere.

It will be beneficial to that person, if they can speak a little pidgin so that in case they are lost, they can quickly ask people around for directions.

Then he or she should not be shy to ask for directions, people here are warm and receptive but smartness is required as there are kidnappers here.

Claret, says: 2020

When coming to the city of Warri, in Delta State, Nigeria, either for a visit or for permanent residence, here are some things know about the beautiful and life buzzing city.
I) It’s a city with a lot of opportunities, all you really have to do is open your eyes
ii) Regardless of her beauty, the city of Warri is quite hot.

The weather is usually very hot which means if one cannot handle harsh weather it would not be advisable to move there. Secondly, most businesses or establishments close early that is by six o’clock in the evening. Any person moving here should keep in mind what type of community they desire. There are gated communities that are nice and homely. They are also communities that are usually active at night. My city is nice place and it has something for everyone. The churches for the religious family. The malls to fulfill your shopping needs and so much more.

Chikamso, says: 2020

Someone moving to Warri should know the vibrant lifestyle and beautiful sites for recreation and getaways. My city is one of those you can describe as ‘busy during the day, quiet during the night’. It’s a fun city but also a quiet one too. It is a law abiding city with less crime rate.

Chidinma, says: 2020

It can be quite rowdy on the streets. There are so many fabulous sites in the city although you won’t get to see them if you reside in the outskirts of town; it is the heart of the city that makes Warri a magnificent place. Be wary of roadside beggars as well they are notorious for their baseless prophecies.

Adeola, says: 2020

Warri is an oil city that provides a lot of income for the Nigerian state. Due to the way the Government and oil companies have been negatively treating the city, youth restlessness has lead to insecurity that has made the city unsafe for the operation of the oil companies. This has lead to the closure and relocation of the major oil companies.

The people of Warri are known for is their oil companies. Based on the location close to riverine areas, lots of oil and gas industries are set up here. Most people of the next older generation sen her are those working in oil companies.

Toluwanimi, says: 2020

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