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Business Trip to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

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Business Trip to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Hi all,

My company are looking to set up a branch in Lagos, specifically in Victoria Island.

I will be heading out their March to arrange some offices, interviews etc with a view to spend a few weeks on and off for three months.

Can someone please let me know:

1) Are there any government approved orientation companies that I can contact?

2) I am a female (British, coming from South Africa) and may on my first trip have a friend with me. How 'safe' is Victoria Island?

3) Is it realistic that I need high security and body guards? Or is that a lot of media hype?


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1. Re: Business Trip to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

welcome to the club. I did pretty much the same thing 3 years ago, also from SA. Only difference was that it was just me without the backing of a company behind it. Made tons of mistakes, learned lots of lessons but the business is still going. Happy to share, but might blow the scope of this forum. If you are interested send me a PM and we can connect.

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2. Re: Business Trip to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

The island is relatively safe, in comparison to the mainland but of course you will still need to have your wits about you. You are not alone so you should be fine. If you are white you are going to draw attention to yourself on that basis alone but that's part and parcel.

I wouldn't say you need bodyguards but it would be good if you had a contact there that you knew to be trustworthy even if it is a recommendation through friends.

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3. Re: Business Trip to Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

i would highly recommend a trusted driver, but probably not high security. A good driver can get you though the horrid traffic and keep you out of trouble.

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