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Because of the many difficulties one will encounter when driving, the idea of using public transportation may be appealing. However, this is not the case in Nigeria. The State Department notes the threats that result from Nigerian public transportation:
Public transportation vehicles, such as buses and motorbikes, are unsafe due to poor maintenance, high speeds, and overcrowding. Motorbike taxis, known in Nigeria as “okadas,” offer a common form of public transportation in many cities and pose serious danger to other motorists, their own passengers, and pedestrians. Motorbike drivers frequently weave in and out of traffic at high speeds and observe no traffic rules. Motorbikes are banned within Abuja’s city limits and throughout Lagos after 10 p.m. Okada drivers and passengers are required to wear helmets in a number of cities in the country; police can fine violators on the spot. Passengers in local taxis have been driven to secluded locations where they were attacked and robbed. Several of the victims required hospitalization. The U.S. Mission recommends avoiding public transportation throughout Nigeria. Read more…
Although driving and public transportation are not recommended to travelers, there are still options for getting around. Many hotels offer car-hire services that are reliable, safe, and come with an experienced driver. This is likely the best option for any foreigner and should be explored when booking your hotel.
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