Over the past few weeks I visited Nigeria and specifically Lagos and Abuja. I know the country well, having spent the better part of an academic year there shortly after independence in the early 60s. The purpose then was to complete research for a PhD at an American university on Nigeria’s constitution. I was based at the University of Ibadan but travelled extensively also in the North.
As a young man, footloose and fancy free, it was a marvellous and very enjoyable experience. In fact, I have very happy memories of the country and over the years I have maintained strong connections with Nigerians.