- A Nigerian man has got people talking on social media after sharing photos of Chief Obafemi Awolowo's house in Ikenne, Ogun state
- Pictures of different buildings and Awolowo's mausoleum were posted on Facebook and Nigerians shared their thoughts on them
- One person said he expects all the states in the southwest to take over Awolowo's house and turn it into a tourist destination
A Nigerian man identified as Ayo Ojeniyi has taken to social media to share photos of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo's house.
Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and the first premier of the Western Region. He was born on March 6, 1909 and breathed his last on May 9, 1987.
Sharing the photos on Facebook, Ojeniyi wrote:
"When last did you visit Awo's Compound in Ikenne???"
Reacting, a man identified as Niyi Karunwi said he expects all the states in the southwest to take over Awolowo's house and turn it into a tourist destination.
In his words:
"I’ll expect all the SW states to take over Awo’s buildings for posterity. They should be tourist destinations."
Wole Uche Adesanmi commented:
"This is a sight to behold. And an interesting place to visit."
Aremu Bamidele said:
"I was there as a guest in 1986 in private capacity, hosted by mama HID and had the privilege of having dinner with Papa. It is a memory I love to remember,Papa Saw Us off Around 6 30 pm personally for a 30 minute journey back to Ibadan. May GOD bless His Soul and that of my grandfather who facilitated the journey."
Mahmud Mohammed Segir Biodun wrote:
"Thank God it's well kept."
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When they say everything was beautiful in Nigeria many years ago, it may not entirely be nostalgia. Photos showing Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife in 1975 and 1976 somewhat support that.
Sharing the snaps on Twitter, a handle @TheGreatIFE said that the former Western Region governor, Sir Adesoji Aderemi, graced the school's 1976 graduation ceremony in his Rolls Royce.
In another report by Legit.ng, a photo of the oldest mosque in Lagos, Shitta-Bey Mosque, was shared on social media by the official Twitter page of the state government.
Sharing the photo on Twitter, @followlasg noted that the mosque, which was built in 1892, is one of the oldest in Nigeria.