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           Traditional Dancers on display at NIBF Award Night 2007

             Nigeria at a Glance

 

  LANGUAGE:
  Nigeria is a multi-lingual nation, with English as the official language and more than 250 local languages.  
   
  CLIMATE:
  The weather is tropical most periods of the year at an average maximum temperature of 33°C.
   
  CURRENCY AND BANKING HOURS:
 

 Nigeria's official currency is Naira and it currently exchanges at the rate of about N128 to US$1.00, N250 to £1.00 and N177. to €1.00. (NB: the naira exchange rate can change at any time)

Banks in Nigeria open to the public from 8:00a.m to 4:00p.m-Monday to Friday, while some banks operate on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12noon to complement the ATM Machines located in major cities and towns.

   
  SAFETY:
  It is safe to move about in the country, especially in Lagos, during the day. However, visitors are advised to travel in chatter taxis and painted buses from designated bus stops.
   
  COMMUNICATION AND UTILITY SERVICES:  
  Telecommunication and Internet facilities will be provided around the venue at a cost to each user.
   
  TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  Nigeria is naturally endowed with scenic locations. Lagos, the venue of the Nigeria International Book Fair, is the commercial nerve-centre of the country and it is bounded to the South by the Atlantic Ocean.
   
  The country as a whole holds lure for lovers of nature, with her evergreen mangrove landscape enveloping the coastal region, through the eastern states to the spread of savannah in the northern part. Notable tourist centers around Lagos include; Badagry, Lekki and Eleko beaches, Takwa Bay, National Museum, National Theatre and Eyo Cenotaph.
  Please contact the Nigeria International Book Fair Office for prior arrangement on visits to places of interest during the fair.
   
  TRANSPORT
 
  Nigeria is accessible by air, sea and land. International and domestic flights operate on various Nigerian routes on regular basis. Major airline operators include, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Virgin Airlines, Air France, Emirate Belview Airline, Aero Contractor Nigeria Ltd. and South African Airways
   
  For further information on moving around in Nigeria, please contact: The Nigeria International Book Fair Office for prior arrangements or the NIBF Information Unit at the Fair venue.
   
  IMMIGRATION
 
 

Citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) require only Entry Permit to Visit Nigeria. However, all other nationals visiting the country need to obtain visas from the Nigerian Embassy/High Commissions nearest to them. Such visitors are advised to apply as early as possible.

   
  CUSTOMS
 

There is 2.5 % import duty on books imported to Nigeria. However, Nigerian Book Fair Trust has a co-ordinated clearing arrangement with ACTIVAIR for the delivery of all consignments meant for the Nigeria International Book Fair. For further information on shipment, please contact: Activair Airfreight India Pvt Ltd activair@vsnl.com or their Nigerian Agent at: Cargo Deals International Services, 43, Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Off Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, Nigeria. Telephone: 234 803 305 9689, 802 303 0608

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