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  • Proactive approach needed for lightning safety Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:31:09 +0000
    “A proactive and systematic approach to lightning safety is essential to mitigate the risks to people, communities and animals posed by lightning. Data reportedly indicates that there are up to 100 lightning related fatalities each year in South Africa, with a reported probable injury rate of many times that.” Ian McKechnie, director of specialist consulting […]
  • US$350 million power financing agreement Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:26:37 +0000
    Earlier in 2014 efforts to increase access to power infrastructure in Africa were bolstered by a US$350 million financing agreement between industrial and finance groups GE and Standard Bank. The partnership seeks to provide affordable access to power infrastructure that augments traditional large-scale grid capacity development. The partnership will target 10 initial countries, consisting of […]
  • Don’t buy LV switchgear on price alone Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:21:58 +0000
    Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. The Zest WEG group says that its low voltage switchgear is being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to the South African industrial and domestic markets with 24/7 technical backup […]
  • Alastair Campbell, Managing Director, Vantage GreenX Fund Published Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:23:44 +0000
    Alastair Campbell’s top 3 predictions for the power sector in 2014: There will be a consolidation within renewable energy sector, with the shorter term speculators making way for more of the longer term investors The spill over effect of the energy crisis in South Africa will force neighbouring countries to expedite the roll out of […]
  • Plan to improve Ughelli’s output in Nigeria Published Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:15:37 +0000
    Transcorp Ughelli Power Ltd (TUPL), which is the, the power subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp), and General Electric (GE), earlier in 2014 signed an agreement to expand the capacity of TUPL’s Ughelli power plant by1,000 MW over the next three to five years. Both parties signed a separate agreement to rehabilitate the damaged […]
  • Kusile project WFGD Published Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:10:41 +0000
    Wade Walker was awarded a contract by Alstom for work packages on the Kusile wet flue gas desulphurisation (WFGD) project. Alstom is responsible for the entire WFGD installation on Kusile while Wade Walker is responsible for three packages related to the WFGD, for Eskom’s most technologically advanced coal-fired power plant. The Kusile power station will […]

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Travel Information

We strongly advise all visitors/participants to arrange their visas and book flights and accommodation early due to processing times and the high level of demand throughout the year.

Visa Information

Most nationals from foreign countries will need a visa to enter Nigeria. The only exception are those traveling from ECOWAS countries which are listed below.

Visa exemption list:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

Invitation Letter

We can assist with the process by providing an invitation letter to be added to your documentation when applying for your visa. Please state whether you are a visitor or exhibitor when you send your request for this letter.

For more information on the visa process please contact your embassy.

Yellow Fever Requirement

Vaccination against yellow fever is required for people coming through the yellow fever belts of Africa and South America. A valid Yellow Fever certificate is required for all passengers older than one year coming from an affected area. However we recommend that ALL foreign nationals bring a certificate with them, irrespective of whether they have come from an endemic area or not. We also recommend that you check with your travel agent.

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Getting around

The best way to travel in Nigeria is by hiring a taxi or a chauffeur driven car. Driving yourself is not advised due to the limited road signage in the area. Taxi's can be hired from the roadside and chauffeur driven limousines are available at airports and most hotels. A target price would be in the region of N1500 per hour (approximately $10) with a two hour maximum if going to more than one destination.

Things you should know

Nigeria is a fast paced, vibrant society that is safer than external perceptions might indicate. Here are a few points to be noted: 

Drinking Water
Nigeria's water supply is improving however it is recommended to only consume water from sealed water bottles. Most good hotels provide a courtesy bottle to guests.

Currency
The currency in Nigeria is the Naira. There are approximately N150 to US$1.

Hotels
Almost all hotels in Nigeria require you to pay before you get your key. Typically you are requested to pay 125% of the room rate and you will be refunded when settling the bill on your departure. There is merit in paying your bill using cash as some hotels, when presented with a card for payment, convert the naira sum using their own currency rate which can result in as much as a 15% increase in the cost.

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