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Living in Yenagoa, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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


10 comments on “Yenagoa”

Yenegoa is a very safe and calm city with the most hospitable people.

It is cool to be in. Very lovely, only too much cultist activities. No jobs. Except if you plan to start a business based on people. Yenagoa is also one of the best places to live in Bayelsa. Electricity is never stable. Prices of commodities are moderate. Very hospitable place you would get conversant in no time. People there speak mostly English.

The city I reside, is still a developing one. There are very few pleasurable sites to visit like the peace park and the Oxbow lake, where people go to relax mostly in the cool of the evening. The people are also very friendly and accommodate strangers in a warm manner.

Precious, says: 2020

Yenagoa is a small metropolitan area of about 250,000 people. Compared to other capital cities in Nigeria, my city experienced almost zero traffic jams and the air is relatively clean. If you want to live a simple rural lifestyle with all the benefits of city life then Yenagoa is the place for you.

Titilayomi, says: 2020

Anyone who wants to visit my city should know it’s a wonderful place with people, parks, fun places, restaurants and other nice places. It is a very big city in Nigeria.

Marvelous, says: 2020

Yenagoa is the capital of Bayelsa State, which is in the south of Nigeria known as the Niger Delta; an oil rich region. Yenagoa is a small city populated with mostly civil servants. The people of Yenagoa are known for their hospitable nature, especially to strangers. The lingua franca of Yenagoa iis the English language as Bayelsa as a State consist of several different indigenous languages.

Victor, says: 2020

The City has two single lane road network divided by a cast structure, from beginning to the end of the city. The City is multicultural but the dominant culture is the Epie culture. Residents speak English language also. Businesses thrive easily, as the city longs for innovation and creativity. The people are nice and friendly, especially the native speakers.

Victor, says: 2020

Someone moving to Yenagoa should know the roads are quite narrow so you don’t need big cars (especially SUVs). Parking space is a huge challenge as well. The people are friendly and accomodating. You will also enjoy a lot of fresh fish pepper soup in the city. The city also has a beach which usually crowded during the weekends.

Haruna, says: 2020

Yenagoa is known for its peaceful and serene environment. It has the famous silver bird cinema. It also has a beautiful scenery. If moving to Yenagoa, you must be careful to pick out the right environment, there are some places that are the known slums. You can also stay in the outskirts of town where the hustle and bustle of the town would not disturb you.

Chinonyelum, says: 2020

Yenagoa is by the coast and below sea level. The landscape is sparse with fewer population. We are the city between Warri and Port Harcourt. We are an oil-producing state that contributes tremendously to the country population. Politically bold and very hospitable.

Boyowa, says: 2020

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