Abuja - Garki District
The Garki District is the area in the southwest corner of the city, having the Central
District to the north and the Asokoro District to the east. The District is Sub-divided
into units called Areas. In fact,the naming system is such that when you hear the
word "Area" it refers to Garki,hence,these are designated Areas 1-11.
We also have Garki II which is a different area from Garki Area 2. Most visitors
may find this confusing.
At present it is the principal business district of Abuja. There are some interesting
buildings, which include the General Post Office, Abuja International Conference
Centre located along the busy Herbert Maculay Way, Nicon Luxary Hotel(which was
originally called Abuja Sofitel Hotel,then later Le Meridian Hotel) Agura Hotel,
the Old Federal Secretariat Complex(Area1), Area 2 is mainly residential, there
is a zoological garden at Area2, Garki Shopping centre, several bank buildings and
other commercial offices located in Area 7 and most of them along Moshood Abiola
The Headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces namely; Army Headquarters, Airforce
Headquarters and Navy Headquarters are all located in Garki District. The tallest
building in this district is the Radio House, which houses the Federal Ministry
of Information and Communications, and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
(FRCN). The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Stations and Corporate Headquarters
are also in Garki. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) which is directly
responsible for the Administration of the Federal Capital Territory has it operational
base in Garki. The Office of the Federal Minister in Charge of the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja has his office located in Area 10.
Other places of note include,
the Arts and Culture Centre, The Nigerian Police Mobile Force Headquarters (Area
10). The Abuja Municipal Area Council, which is the local Government administration
has its headquarters in Area 10, Garki Abuja.