Jos, Plateau State, often referred to as the “Home of Peace and Tourism”, is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous cities in Nigeria. The city offers enough activities, landmarks and restaurants to last you almost a lifetime: the culture, the history, the food! The choices are endless!
If you are visiting the city, there are certain things that you must do, the things that you cannot say you have really been to Jos until you have done them. Here’s a list of top five places you can’t miss in Jos.
Visit to the Jos museum
With some of Nigeria’s best art, history and exhibitions at your fingertips, visiting Jos National museum is a must do while in the city. Also you need is ₦50 to gain entrance into this historic location. The museum shows a superb collection of pottery, including several Nok Terracotta sculptures which are regarded as one of Africa’s oldest figurative sculptures.
Suya at Standard Building
Extremely popular and known as the No.1 suya spot in Jos, every local and visitor is sure to get the best taste of Nigeria’s favorite delicacy at this venue. From chicken suya, to beef and fish suya, as well as the palatable Massa (corn cakes) , customers are spoilt with choice. The venue also offers a variety of cold drinks for visitors who want to sit and enjoy their buy while listening to music. An interesting site to see in this area is the tallest building in Jos: the Joseph Gomwak house.
Picnic at Assop Waterfalls
Food, drinks and a picnic blanket are basically all you need for an afternoon of fun at the Assop Falls, a major tourist site in Jos. Found 70 km along Jos-Kagoro road on the top of the Jos Plateau, the Assop falls is part of the Assop River which supplies water which the rapids and falls use, and it feeds the natural vegetation of grasslands that extend into the gallery forests. Pack a picnic, pop open a bottle of Champagne and plop down on the ample vegetation to soak in the glowing scenery in its full regalia.
Have a meal at Afrione
You cannot say you have visited or stayed in Jos without trying out the meals at Afrione. While it is virtually impossible in Jos, a city is abundant in food spots, to choose the ultimate restaurant for a special meal, Afrione -one of the oldest, yet most popular restaurants in the city – offers ample delights for the hungry visitor. Located on Ahmadu Bello way, the place offers western and Mexican dishes, baked goods and ice creams, desserts, fast food options and also some local and continental dishes. The Afrione/Net Café is certainly a great meeting place for people new to the city.