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Jikwoyi is a rural area a few kilometres to the east of Abuja. It is part of the Federal Capital Territory.


Jikwoyi is a rural area in the municipal area council mostly inhabited by the Gbagyi.


Jikwoyi was inhabited by the Gbagyi before the federal government made Abuja the official capital territory of the nation in the year 1991. The first settler was said to be a local hunter who came to hunt in Paikokun land, a thick forest in Abuja. With time, their population grew and they spread to different areas in the FCT, part of which is Jikwoyi. The Gbagyis still have local allocated area in the FCT which they have full right to in the district.

Get in[edit]

The district can only be accessed by road

  • Tricycle (cost ₦100-150 from major entry point )
  • Motor bikes ( cost ₦150-200 from major entry point)
  • Taxi (cost ₦100-150 from major entry point)

Entry points[edit]

  • Nyanya
  • Maraba

Get around[edit]

It is easy to move around the district using motor bikes, as they are readily available at each junction.

Tricycles can also be used to move around the district (cost depends on the distance).

See and do[edit]

  • Jikwoyi Central Mosque
  • Saint Ephraim Catholic Church


  • 1 Market Square, opposite Asaka Cement (Nyanya - Karshi Road opposite Asaka Cement after Mobil filling station). 24 hours.


  • Bash boys grill, Amada Plaza, Plot 774/775, Jikwoyi-Karshi Road, Angwan Gede, +234 907 441 4976.


Retail shops are available for people to get different drinks of their choice.


  • 1 Sada Cruz Hotel, Plot 26, Cadastral Zone, 07-08, by Ashaka Cemmet Bus Stop, +234 813 535 9996. Budget accommodation with hospitable owners. Has a swimming pool.

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