A capital city of Nigeria, Abuja sits in the shadow of the gigantic monolith known as "Aso Rock". Abuja is home to the Presidential Complex that houses the offices and the residence of the Nigerian president on the eastern edge of the city. This is where you will also find the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the National Assembly. Built mainly in the 1980s Abuja is home to more than 3 million Nigerians. This is a planned city that is seen as the "greener pastures" for many who don't live here. It is a bustling city of budding startups and entrepreneurs so it's little wonder that coworking venues have opened their doors in a town that is said to have not too many road signs.
Nigeria is dubbed “Africa’s India” for its demographic stats. If today the population if “only” 173 million, making it the largest country in Africa, tomorrow, it should reach half a billion (2050) and likely a billion by the turn of next century. Its people are predominantly English speaking and it's becoming a hub for social businesses with some startups solving local issues whilst making money, such as "Wecyclers". Nigeria has a huge market that is getting bigger every year and is the cultural epicentre for African youth through movies and online publications. Both Google and Facebook have opened up their own hubs and launched accelerator programs and the country is on track to draw more venture capital than its South African and East African counterparts.
With so much buzz happening in Nigeria it is little wonder that cities such as Abuja are seeing coworking spaces opening in their streets.
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