10 INTERESTING THINGS AND PLACES TO GO IN ABAKALIKI
Abakaliki is the capital city of Ebonyi state in southeastern Nigeria. It is located 64 Kilometers southeast of Enugu. Majority of the resident are igbo .The name Abakaliki is originated from Aba Nkaleke a community in izzi land [Nkaleke].
Agricultural product like yam, cassava, rice, palm oil, palm kernel, kola nut, are being produced and traded in the city. Abakaliki is known for it local lead, zinc, salt and limestone mining. Abakaliki is a spectacular place to be as there are different indigenous and tourist places to have some memorable moments.
This part is awesomely made as a relaxation spot especially for children. It is well equipped with a variety of rides and recreational activities for visitors.
This lake is situated at Okposi in Ebonyi state. The enormous deposit of salt here is why Ebonyi is known as the ‘salt of the nation’. The economic importance of this lake is enormous .It has served as the economic base for most of the rural women in the area.
The national museum of Unity is located on Abakaliki road. The unique museum, dedicated to the 1970’s slogan – ‘No victor, No Vanquished’ – was built to heal the wounds of a country emerging from civil war.
It houses numerous amounts of artifacts and relics from various communities of Nigeria. However, the museum is designed in a unique way such that it showcases the Igbo tradition and culture. Large section of the museum exhibits a socio-political, religious and agricultural life of the Igbo people.
The 9-hole golf course is located at the Abakaliki Township Stadium and visited by a lot of tourists and locals. Its beautiful and well manicured greens provide a relaxing backdrop as you practice your swings. It is situated along Ezza road. It is equipped with games with a naturally beautiful environment. The golf course has a modern golfing terrain and its undulating knolls are golf-able all the year round.
Abakaliki green lake is located right inside the State’s Government House. Small huts are lined up the shore of the lake where visitors can camp. The lake once served as a leisure and a relaxation center for the colonial master during the 19th century.
Today, it has been equipped with state of art facilities that make it a top destination in Nigeria.
Located at Abakaliki, the state capital is the Rice Mill Industry. During rice production, the rice husks are piled into heaps, which make them look like a sand heap from the desert.
Outside of the state capital, Abakaliki lies the infamous routes by which human trafficking and slave trade is being practiced.
Another tourist attraction outside the capital is the Oku rocks. These rocks are naturally shaped like eggs. The formations of the rock have been there for ages. They are located at Ndieze community in Izzi local government area.
This soup is a popular delicacy in Abakaliki. The delicious soup is made with Sesame seeds as its main ingredient and not easily found anywhere outside the state. So make the best of your stay and enjoy the delicious Esisa soup with pounded yam or akpu.
As pleasant as the great rice husks at glance, so is the Abakaliki rice even more to the taste buds. Have some of this indigenous rice with pepper sauce. It is available in any restaurant in the city.