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Which Local Government Is Maitama Abuja?

Which Local Government Is Maitama Abuja?

Maitama in Abuja is one of the very well-known districts. It is one of those areas in Abuja that is very sought after and we don’t even have to think too hard to know why.

Overview of Maitama District In Abuja

Maitama is located in the Abuja Municipal Area Council or local government. AMAC, as it is also called, is one of the local government areas in Abuja, the best in Nigeria and also the richest in terms of generating revenue.


The Maitama district is in Phase 1. You already know what that means. Every district in Phase 1 is fully developed. So Maitama is a fully developed and one of the most expensive areas in Abuja and most of the people who live there are swimming in luxury. The cost of living in the district is super high and not so easily affordable for people in the middle or lower earning brackets.

Some of Abuja’s finest clubs, restaurants, hotels, and shops can be found in Maitama. Some of the most well-known landmarks are also in this district. They include the Millenium Park, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Minister’s Hill, Sheraton Hotel, IBB Golf Club and so many other areas. Are you looking for some of the most luxurious hotels that Nigeria has to offer? Maitama is the place. Most of the diplomatic missions such as high commissions and embassies are also located within the district.

The infrastructure in Maitama is top-notch, perfect for the kind of people that are mostly found in the district. There are more than enough parks and open, green spaces for leisure walks and relaxation. The district is mainly a residential district, but of course commercial activities are doubling.

Getting Around

Some other well-known neighborhoods in Abuja surround the district, towards the north of the district is Mpape, where you will find the popular Mpape Crushed Rock. Towards the south is the Abuja Central Area, which is also known as the Central Business District. Towards the southwest is Wuse, one of the most lively districts in Abuja. And towards the west is Katampe, a pleasant neighborhood in Abuja. Some of the major roads servicing the district include Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Murtala Muhammed Expressway, Shehu Shagari Way, and Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway.

Land and Houses

The quality of life in the district is something that anybody can wish for. The environment is serene and there is the telltale sign of affluence everywhere you turn. So the cost of living is quite expensive, as I have mentioned earlier.


As an exclusive area in Abuja, many of the most expensive properties in Abuja are in the district. So if you are looking to get property in the district, know that you are going to be spending an upward of 100 million naira and this price could go as high as 2 billion naira. A factor that determines the price of land is what it is going to be used for. Land for commercial purposes does not cost the same as land for residential purposes.


Maitama is an affluent district in the Abuja Municipal Area Council. It is in Phase 1 of Abuja and it is a very sought-after neighborhood in Abuja by, obviously, the wealthiest. Did you enjoy this article, leave a thought in the comment section and follow for more updates.

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