5 fascinating Nigerian buildings and the history behind them Although there are thousands of buildings in Nigeria, some stand out due to their architectural layout. Here are 5 attractive buildings in Nigeria and their history Abuja's aeroplane house: Built in the form of a plane, the 100ft long Abuja Airplane house is a beauty to behold. It was built by a Lebanese man known as Jammal Said. Said built the house for his wife who loves to travel. The building is situated at Yakubu Gowon Crescent in Asokoro. The ancient Kano city walls: Once regarded as West Africa's most impressive monument, the Kano walls were built to protect the people of Kano. The foundation for the construction of the wall was laid by Sakri Gijimasu and was completed in the middle of the 14th Century during the reign of Zamnagawa. The walls feature the Emir's Palace, Kurmi market, and the famous Dalla hills. National Mosque (Central Mosque): The Abuja National Mosque, informally known as Central Mosque, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Abuja. According to the Hongkiat survey, the Abuja National Mosque is one of the top 50 Most Beautiful Religious Centres in the world. Its famous golden dome and four minarets, which can be seen from miles away, are signature depictions of the Federal Capital Territory. Tourists come from all over the world to take a tour of the mosque which is also open to non-Muslims except during prayers. Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos: It is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Nigeria and the headquarters of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria. The building was designed by architect Bagan Benjamin and its foundation was laid by King Edward VIII of Wales. It was commissioned for use in 1946 and has remained a major tourist point in Lagos. It is situated in Marina, Lagos state. National Art Theatre, Lagos: With an exterior shaped like a military hat, the National Art theatre is one of the best masterpieces in Lagos. Though the construction of The National Arts Theatre started during the regime of General Yakubu Gowon, it was completed in 1976 during Obasanjo's military regime in preparation for the 1977 Festival of Arts and Culture. The National arts theatre is Located in Iganmu, Lagos State. CTA: Which of these places have you visited?
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