Nigeria is one of the most economically developed nations on the continent and has a very high population to cater for. Generally, here, the concentration of highrise buildings are localized around the capital city, Abuja and the commercial capital, Lagos amidst other large cities in the country which have experienced rapid growth.
We made a list of the tallest buildings in the country, of which the Nigerian External Communications (NECOM) building is the tallest standing at 520ft with 32 floors.
1. The Nigerian External Communications House (NECOM House)
The NECOM House is located in Marina, Lagos and is the tallest in the whole of West Africa with 32 floors and standing at 520ft (160m). The building formerly known as the NITEL tower is a skyscraper completed in 1979. Made of concrete, the communications spire at the top of the tower serves as a lighthouse beacon for Lagos Harbour.
2. Union Bank Building
Closely behind is the Union Bank Building with 407ft (124m). It is also located in Marina, Lagos and serves as the headquarters of the Union Bank of Nigeria. It has 28 floors in the building.