A fragile multi-ethnic state in the heart of Africa
date of entry 10/02/1991
area 923.768 km²
GDP 238,9 Bill. US-Dollar
official language English
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country – and one of its most dangerous as well. Tribalism, religious tension between the Christians in the south and the Muslims in the north, between farmers and livestock keepers, between rich and poor and between oil producers and those affected by environmental destruction make for an explosive cocktail. Consequently the Holtorfs did not feel too comfortable initially at the thought of visiting Lagos. But in the end they did – and made it out of the city of millions safely again.