Nigeria Enugu Mission


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Description

nugu is located at the southeast end of Nigeria. The Enugu Mission covers five states in Nigeria which are Anambra, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Delta states, respectively. The mission office is situated in Enugu.

Nigeria – Africa’s most populous nation has over 500 languages spoken within its borders. The official languages are English and French, though Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are also widely spoken. Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. The rapid growth presents problems, however, as much of the country’s population does not have access to clean drinking water or sanitary services. Less than 30% of Nigerians attend secondary school. Religiously the country is split almost evenly between Christianity and Islam, with most Muslims located in the north and Christians in the south and central regions. Nigeria has a strong literary tradition, including such authors as Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka and Chichua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart. Nigeria has also been very influential in the development of modern African music, particularly styles such as Highlife, Afrobeat, and Palm Wine music. Nigeria also has a large film industry. Soccer is extremely popular in Nigeria; it is the first African nation to have won the gold medal for soccer in the Olympics. Basketball is also popular. Spicy soups and stews are popular cuisine in Nigeria, though rice- and bean-based dishes are also common. Meat is eaten in most meals, often cooked with chili peppers or other spices. Chin chin and Puff Puff are popular snacks that are similar to donuts.

The Church

Although faced with it’s difficulties, the mission is growing and moving forward.

Food

Spicy soups and stews are the most popular eats in Nigeria, though rice and bean-based dishes are also commonly found. Meat is eaten in most meals, often cooked with chili peppers or other spices. Chin chin and Puff Puff are popular snacks that are similar to donuts.

Transportation

The main forms of transportation in the city are taxi cabs and buses.

 

Safety

You must be careful in Enugu at all times. Always take some form of identification while moving around to avoid cases of mistaken identity with the authorities. Avoid deserted areas at night, and avoid carrying cash when you can do transactions with banks. Ensure that your personal belongings such as phones and hand bags are kept in sight while in public transports, and be aware of pickpockets.

 

Customs

Nigeria has a large film industry. Soccer is extremely popular in Nigeria; it was the first African nation to have won the gold medal for soccer in the Olympics. Basketball is also popular.

Local Lingo

They speak Nigerian English Pidgin, so be ready to learn new phrases!

 

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Nigeria
President Freebody A. Mensah

315/32 Umuoji Street, Independence
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PO Box 4133, New Haven
Enugu
Nigeria

English, French, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
722,664 - Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. The rapid growth presents problems, as much of the country's population does not have access to clean drinking water or sanitary services
Christianity, Islam
Enugu is located in a tropical rain forest zone with a derived savannah. Enugu's climate is humid, and this humidity is at its highest between March and November.
Aninri, Awgu, Enugu East, Enugu North, Enugu South, Ezeagu, Igbo Etiti, Igbo Eze North, Igbo Eze South, Isi Uzo, Nkanu East, Nkanu West, Nsukka, Oji River, Udenu,Udi, Uzo Uwani

Experiences

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