First Storey Building in Nigeria

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First Storey Building in Nigeria

We will be giving you some information about the first storey building in Nigeria

So let’s take a walk down memory lane.

History of the First Storey Building in Nigeria


The First Storey Building in Nigeria is located in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria. It attracts over two thousand visitors every year.

The foundation of the building was laid in 1842 while the house was completed in 1845.

The white one-storey building has its corrugated iron sheet roof overlooking the marina waterfront.

It is the most popular mission house in Badagry because the first sets of missionaries in Nigeria settled at the building.

The rooms has six big rooms, four stores, two big sitting rooms, and a safe where precious items are kept.

It was a place where returnee slaves lodged. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a returnee slave lived in one of the rooms of the building.

From the outside, the building looks old and frail but the wooden staircase looks as strong as ever.

Also, In the upper floor of the building, there is a glass containing the English and Yoruba versions of the bible that was translated by Bishop Ajayi Crowther.

Things to do or see at the First Storey Building in Nigeria


Although it is old on the outside, has many attractions on the inside.

As first time tourist, some of the things to do there.

Climb the wooden staircase to get a view of the Marina Waterfront.


Get a full view of the glass containing the English and Yoruba versions of the bible that was translated by Bishop Ajayi Crowther.


Visit the sight of the monument that was built in place of the fallen Agia Tree, the spot where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria.

Go on a tour to the “point of no return” which is just a few meters from the first storey building in Nigeria.

The peak period for visiting the building is during the Sallah, New Year, Christmas and Easter holidays as well as public holidays.

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