Ikot Abasi is a town in Akwa Ibom State that is bounded on the west by the Imo River which separates it from Rivers State. It is home to the Ibibio speaking people of Akwa Ibom. Ikot Abasi has rich oil and gas mineral deposits.
Why you should visit Ikot Abasi
Ikot Abasi is a great place to visit if you are looking to experience the tremendous hospitality of the Akwa Ibom people. Their people are warm and friendly and the local cuisine rich in fresh sea food is always a pleasing experience.
Ikot Abasi has a number of places to visit, including the beautiful Uta Ewa beach and Opobo Boatyard. The boatyard is littered with abandoned ships, remnants of the suspended ancient river port. The statue of the Woman who led the women’s uprising is another place to see.
How to get to Ikot Abasi
Ikot Abasi can be reached from the nearby cities of Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Port Harcourt and Umuahia by road. If coming from outside Nigeria, you would first have to arrive at the Muritala Mohammed Airport in Lagos, take a flight to Uyo and reach Ikot Abasi by road.
How to move around in Ikot Abasi.
Taxis, Buses and motorbikes are available to move people from one destination to another in Ikot Abasi.
Aside from the assortment of restaurants, bars and relaxation centers in Ikot Abasi, you can visit the Uta Ewa Beach front for an amazing time on the beach and revel in fun activities such as beach soccer, beach volleyball, picnicking among others. The Opobo Boatyard is also a great place to visit and enjoy the amazing views of ships and boats coming to dock in the yard.