Know about Maiduguri:
Maiduguri or Yerwa (called by locals) is capital or north east Nigerian Borno state. It is third most expensive and largest city due to its size and population. The city was founded in 1907 as British army headquarters but expanded rapidly since then exceeding million people living at the city by 2007. It’s a blend of diverse culture and ethnicity including Kanuri, Hausa, Fulani and Shuwa ethnic groups.
As a purpose built British colony, the city has one of the best layouts and gives a spectacular satellite view and because of its purposely built design, it was named third most expensive city to live in Nigeria because of its high rent and property prices. It has best hospital and universities in Nigeria and attracts thousands of students from neighbouring countries. Maiduguri supports Nigerian economy through its livestock, goat skin, sheep skin, poultry and dried leather products. The city is also famous for its food products like peanut oil mills, chewing gum factories, and for manufacturing of wooden hardware tools.
Tourists from all over the country travels to Maiduguri to enjoy its beautiful picnic spots, local zoo and museum. The city is connected with Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kafanchan, and Kuru through its vast railway network. Maiduguri international airport serves thousands of local passengers and Nigerian expats travelling from all over the world. Direct flights to Maiduguri are available from Lagos, Abuja Port Harcourt and Yola airport, however indirect flights are available from all over the world via Lagos and Abuja. Arik Air, Air Peace and Med-view Airline are main airline carriers that’s transports passengers to and from Maiduguri to other domestic, regional (accra) and international airports. Med-view airline has a vast network of its local booking offices across the Nigeria and UK. Tickets are available on Med-view Airline website or through the local booking offices.