Information & Facts
Awolowo Rd, Lagos Island
English is the official language in Nigeria and is widely
used, though many other languages are also spoken.
Nigerian currency is the Naira (NGN), which is divided into 100
kobo. Approved exchange facilities include the major hotels and the
airport, but official rates are very high. It is illegal to change
money on the street. Credit card fraud is a problem and visitors
are advised against the use of credit cards throughout the country.
Credit card facilities are also limited. Facilities for changing
travellers cheques are also very limited. Prior to travel, visitors
should ensure they have a variety of currency options available to
them (Sterling, US dollars or Euros) in cash. Travellers should be
aware of the prevalence of commercial fraud in, and emanating from,