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  • Ingula after the Section 54 safety stoppage Published Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:15:29 +0000
    The Ingula pumped storage scheme located 23 km northeast of Van Reenen, within the Little Drakensberg mountain range on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu- Natal saw conditional approval of the Section 54 safety work stoppage lifted at the end of February 2014. The Section 54 was imposed after an accident and fatalities […]
  • Seven out 46 Sere turbines erected Published Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:12:36 +0000
    Eskom’s Sere wind farm is making progress, with seven of the planned 46 turbines having been erected to date. The R2.4 billion Sere wind farm is due to be in full commercial operation by the end of 2014. The Sere wind farm will generate up to 100 MW of power for the national grid, avoiding […]
  • South Africa’s electrification roadmap not in place Published Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:10:40 +0000
    The Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) said at the start of April 2014 that a year has passed since it informed of a Department of Energy (DoE) process, conducted between May and August 2012, during which the department reviewed South Africa’s Integrated National Electrification Programme (INEP) to define a new roadmap for achieving universal […]
  • Samuel John Agbogun, CEO, Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited/Gte Published Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:28:38 +0000
    Samuel John Agbogun’s top 3 predictions for the power sector in 2014: Improved and Stable Power Supply Enhanced Electricity market development Attraction of Investment and Job creation Click here to view the full profile on our digital platform ESI Africa resources 50 most influential figures in Southern African power 60 most influential figures in East […]
  • Additional bidders for REIPPP window 3 and base load procurement programme in SA Published Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:33:51 +0000
    South Africa’s department of energy (DoE) has announced that it will follow due procurement process to include additional bidders under the renewable energy independent power producer programme (REIPPP) bid window three .At the end of 2013, South Africa’s DoE announced preferred bidders under window three of the REIPPP. During that announcement it indicated it would […]
  • SA revises its solar water heating programme Published Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:33:38 +0000
    South Africa’s department of energy (DoE) says that the country’s effort to introduce a new procurement model for the national solar water heating (SWH) programme is at an advanced stage. Government has decided to stop the subsidisation of imported SWH systems in favour of local manufacturing to increase job creation, industrialisation and the socio-economic impact […]

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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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