Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rare Photo Of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Sitting On Bare Floor Sharing Sugarcane With His Children

It was reported that Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa went on his only annual leave as Prime Minister of Nigeria in 1963 and decided to spend the vacation in his village. A British photo journalist came calling and was told the PM was on vacation. "To which country?" he asked, but was shocked to hear it was to his village. On getting to his village, there was no evidence to show that a BIG MAN was there. Everybody was busy with their chores. He met a farmer with his donkey carrying bales of sugarcane for the PM's home and he was shocked when the farmer said " I just left him a while ago. You will see him sitting on bare floor with his kids drinking the sugarcane I gave them".

'He met them like that and took this photograph. What an epitome of SIMPLICITY and HUMILITY! The true Founding fathers of Great Nigeria'  

Photo and comments courtesy of Tunde Akinlade

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