FCT, Abuja: Fun Facts about the Fastest Growing City in the World and Why it Became Nigeria's Capital

FCT, Abuja: Fun Facts about the Fastest Growing City in the World and Why it Became Nigeria's Capital

Located within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja is the eighth most populous city in Nigeria and is adjudged the fastest growing by the United Nations.

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The city which replaced Lagos as the nation's capital on 12 December 1991 is home to amazing facilities, structures and interests Legit.ng will be highlighting in this article.

Abuja: Why Nigeria's capital was moved from Lagos
Abuja is the 8th most populous city in Nigeria Photo Credit: archdaily, nationsonline
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1. Abuja is a choice destination of blue-chip companies and headquarters for organizations

Buzz Nigeria reports that Abuja is home to foreign embassies and multinationals. This is largely due to its well-planned and structured development.

Headquarters of organizations of private individuals and parastatals of public interest are also situated in Abuja, including the Central Bank of Nigeria, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and so forth.

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2. Why Nigeria's headquarter was moved to Abuja

Britannica affirms that the nation's capital was moved from Lagos to its present location, Abuja because of its ease of accessibility, healthy climate, low population density and availability of a large expanse of land for future expansion.

It is said to be the first planned city to be built in Nigeria.

3. Abuja city is located in a tropical area

Abuja is situated in a tropical zone, Buzz Nigeria reports. This is a handy fact for visitors and persons looking to relocate to the nation's capital.

The implication of this is that it has a high temperature throughout the year. There are also wet seasons.

4. Its population

The 2006 population census pegs Abuja's population at 776, 298, according to Wikipedia but it sure would have gone higher than that.

The city's administration is run by the Abuja Municipal Area Council.

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Rocket launched in China may land in Abuja

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that experts had said a rocket launched in China may land in Abuja.

According to the report, the 98-foot-long 5B rocket is tumbling through space in an uncontrolled orbit at 18,000 miles per hour after blasting off last month carrying part of the country's new space station.

And while it's common for pieces of rockets to fall back to earth, this particular section has drawn concern because its lack of control means experts aren't sure where it will come down.

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