Whether it is for business or pleasure, you will find different hotels in Lokoja depending on your need. Lokoja is the capital of Kogi state, located in north central Nigeria. the city itself lies at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, this is why Kogi state is called "the confluence state."
Lokoja was significant during the British colonialism as it served as the capital of the Northern Protectorate and even after it was moved to Kano, it remained a significant administrative town or the British colonial government after the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates into one nation called Nigeria in 1914. The city was said to be the first place the British settled in what came to be Nigeria and even the name of the country was named by the wife of Lord Lugard, Flora Shaw, while looking over the River Niger at Lokoja. Lokoja is a city that has an influence of all the three ethnic groups in Nigeria, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.
As a matter of fact, the origin of the name, "Lokoja" has different versions from different ethnic group. So the city is unique for its admixture of culture and religion. Lokoja is a largely public service state. Due to how important it is to the colonial administration in Nigeria, most of the tourist attraction sites are connected to the British.
The historic and attraction centres in Lokoja include the site of the Iron of Liberty, the exact place where the late Bishop Ajayi Crowther organised anti-slavery campaigns in Nigeria; the first primary school in Northern Nigeria; National Museum of Colonial History, which contains the statue of Lord Lugard and other artefacts of the colonial rule; Mount Patti, on the top of which is Lord Lugard's rest house, his statue and that of his wife; World war Cenotaph, where fallen soldiers of the world wars 1 and 2 were buried; Ohinoyi of Ebira palace, a beautiful architectural edifice; Lugard Beach any many more sites for sightseeing.
Lokoja is an affordable city and the hotels in Lokoja vary on the type and facilities of the hotels.