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By Arida  Chado Joel 

Africa is like an arsenal and Nigeria is the trigger. Nigeria is the giant of Africa. Nigeria is a country situated in the Western Coastal region of the African continent. The Country is rich in natural beauty like, long blue beaches rivers and lakes, forests, breath taking views of the waterfalls and soothing environment. Nigeria Coat of Arm is sometime referred to as armorial bearing. It is a symbol signifying the authority, dignity, strength, unit and worth of the nation.  The silver Y represents the two major rivers in Nigeria (River Niger and River Benue). The eagle stands for strength and authority. The two white horses are symbols of dignity. The black shield stands for the rich Agricultural soil of the country. Nigeria practices a Federal System of Government and presidential system of Government.

Nigeria is the most popular country in Africa. Billions of dollars have been generated in the production of oil in Nigeria. The Nigeria economy is highly dependent on the oil sector which accounts for about 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and account for about 85 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings.

With its large reserves of human and natural resources, Nigeria has the potential to build a high prosperous economy, to reduce poverty significantly, and infrastructure services its population needs.

Therefore, the major exports of Nigeria include crude oil (petroleum) aluminum, cocoa, palm oil, cassava, tuber, coal (rarely), cattle, rice and plantain. Much of Nigerians population depend much on agriculture and farming  for livelihood in the past but now the country’s economy is becoming more and more diversified as the day rolls by.

Nigeria is a country with verse cultural and traditional heritage, and this is because the country is made up of so many different tribes with their various cultures traditions and languages.

The natural beauty is a main factor behind the up-gradation of Nigeria tourism. Nigeria has a wide range of tourist activities to offer. It is a coastal country and the main attraction for the tourists is the long beaches and the marine activities. Apart from this, the other attractions are the historical monuments, exciting trips to the tropical forests, exploring the wide life, art and culture and the lifestyle of the country. Traditions and culture of the country represents the simplicity in the lifestyle of the dwellers. The markets of Nigeria showcase the handicrafts and sculptures, the hotels and other accommodation facilities represent the worm hospitality and local customs and the calm and peaceful environment enhances into memories of Nigeria tour everlasting. Because of the great diversity of people and culture, Nigeria has distinguished herself over the centuries in the field of arts-Nigerian versality in art is so great that it is generally felt that all Africa Nations should view Nigeria as the principal trustee of the must durable fruits of black artistic genius. The development of arts and crafts constitute symbol of the people’s cultural values and love for the nature.

Nigeria is an interesting country and definitely have an eye for fashion the traditional wear is lovely and colorful. Both men and women look very elegant.

Apart from Nigeria coat of armsthe enormous potentials and investment opportunities in the Nigeria tourism sector, the country’s investment climate at present is one of the most favorable in Africa for a number of reasons, among which is political stability. The enthronement of the viable democratic system, which guarantees political stability, improves international relations and respect for human rights would in various ways enhance investment opportunities in the country.

The Greenland (Nigeria) is a wonderful tourist center for those intending to spend their vacation in Africa. I promise that you will never regret your stay here. The people are friendly, be among those testifying of the goodness of Nigeria today.

Therefore, I challenge you to visit Nigeria and see things for yourself. The environment is already loaded with explosives, just waiting for you to explode.

Nigeria my country, buried deep in my soul, dwelling in the heart of Africa, a beautiful land, a hard working people, a virgin country, great and mighty yet she will be. Nigeria a home.


(Arida  Chado Joel is a freelance writer and lives in Abuja – Nigeria. )                



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