Here are some of the ladies who met us at the airport, the plane was late and they had waited in a terrible rainstorm, looking stunning in their costumes... we on the other hand looked very bedraggled, tired and a bit shell shocked after the worst turbulence I have ever experienced.
I hope that we did not look too out of place. At any rate everyone was very kind and gracious. Even if we had not looked our best I am sure they would not have said anything. Here we all are ready for the Banquet.
The Banquet was to celebrate democracy day... 10 years since Nigeria became a democracy. The speeches during the evening made me think that we take our democracy for granted... we are very fortunate and most of the time we dont even realise it. There was entertainment by choirs and dancing too... I was not able to take many photographs because I couldnt see to change the setting on my camera and all the pictures came out very dark.
Here you can see a very well dressed gentleman walking to his table. He is wearing a loose dress shirt which has a little bit of bling in the top button - they all had diamond or gold studs in their top buttons (but left undone) and fancy cufflinks. A large number of the men were wearing similar hats which unlike here in the UK, they kept on all evening even throughout the meal.