Abuja is widely known as the capital of Nigeria and one of the wealthiest urban areas in Africa.

The city rose to national prominence when there was a need to shift the status of the capital city from Lagos.

In 1979, the Nigerian government approved a master plan for Abuja to be developed in five phases.

This master plan was created by urban city planners and would coordinate the developmental efforts of the city.

A map showing the phases of Abuja with 22 residential districts
A map showing the phases of Abuja with 22 residential districts

The development phases of Abuja — numbered from Phase 1 to Phase 5 — cover a total of 1,000 sq km and contain various districts for residential, governmental, or commercial purposes. Each of these districts also contains several neighborhoods.

Let’s take a look at Abuja Phase 3 and what exactly the area entails.

Overview of Abuja Phase 3

Phase 3 is densely populated and located a bit further away from the city centre.

Most of the districts in this phase are underdeveloped while some are undergoing development or a bit developed. Thus, the quality of neighborhoods, infrastructure, and road networks in this phase can’t be compared to Phase 1 or Phase 2.

Districts in Abuja Phase 3

Abuja Phase 3 consists of about seventeen (17) districts with decent infrastructure levels and road networks.

These districts include:

  • Bunkoro
  • Dakwo
  • Dape
  • Galadimawa
  • Gwarinpa
  • Industrial Area
  • Kabusa
  • Kafe
  • Karmo
  • Life Camp
  • Lokogoma
  • Nbora
  • Okanje
  • Pyakasa
  • Saraji
  • Wumba
  • Wupa
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Due to its state of development compared to other phases, you’ll find a ton of affordable real estate and commercial activities going on in this phase.

Landmarks in Abuja Phase 3

Some notable landmarks and places you’ll find in Phase 3 include:

  • Julius Berger
  • Efab Estate
  • African University of Science and Technology
  • Seven-Up Bottling Company
  • Harvard International School
  • Mbora Unity Garden
  • Nigerian Police Divisional Headquarters
  • Peace Court Estate
  • Mashoria Arena
  • C-Palms Lounge
  • Ultimate Garden
  • AMSSCO Platinum City
  • Karimo Market
  • Idu Furniture Market
  • Danjam Plaza
  • Dankoli Center
  • 2XL Mall
  • The Club Restaurant and Resort
  • Yahusa Suya Spot
  • Game City

And many more.

FAQs About Abuja Phase 3

Here are some commonly asked questions about Phase 3.

How many phases are in Abuja?

According to the master plan, there are five (5) phases in Abuja. Each of these phases consists of various districts and neighborhoods.

How many district zones do we have in Abuja?

There are over 50 district zones in Abuja. Phase 1 area of the city has ten (10) district zones, Phase 2 has fifteen (15), Phase 3 has seventeen (17), while Phase 4 has twenty (20).

Where is the safest place in Abuja?

Asokoro district is one of the safest and most exclusive areas in Abuja. The high-class district is home to most of the top federal cabinet ministers, high-ranking government officials, diplomats, and business moguls residing in the city.

Why is Abuja not a state?

Abuja is not a state because it was specifically created by law to serve as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria. It has no Governor but is headed by a Minister appointed by the Federal Government.

What are the major towns in Abuja?

There are several towns in Abuja in each of the development phases. Some of them include Gwarinpa, Maitama, Jabi, Karu, Gwagwalada, Kubwa, and Lugbe.


Now, that’s all you need to know about Abuja Phase 3.

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The phase has 17 districts with most parts undergoing development and a little part developing.

Neighborhoods in these districts are great choices for residing especially if you’re looking for relatively affordable real estate assets compared to Abuja Phase 1 or Phase 2.

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