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Possible job in Abuja

by davezeeters Online Now Apr 8, 2007 at 5:37 PM

I have an opportunity to work for two years in Abuja. I can take my wife and kids, but she's worried it isn't safe. Is the risk worth the opportunity? I really want to go, but I want to relieve her fears if possible.
thank you all.

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  • Re: Possible job in Abuja

    by aprilmoth Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 8:03 AM

    Hi Dave,
    I lives with my father in Yola, Nigeria in the early 80s, I was 17. There was a military coup, religious insurrection and several other frightening and dangerous occurrences. While I wouldn't trade this experience in, particularly as my father and I became quite close, it was seriously dangerous and not for the faint of heart. Mob activity happens frequently and spontaneously, machetes are the weapons of choice. I would suggest that you try to go for a limited time on your own and check it out before bringing your family. Also, make sure that you are paid in hard currency:dollars, pounds, etc. The naira fluctates wildly.
    Sorry to be a bummer.


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  • Re: Possible job in Abuja

    by lovejet Online Now Mar 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM

    Abuja is generally very safe for expatriates but you can contact the expatriate community in Nigeria on oyibosonline.com

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