A Weekend Trip to Abuja - The Capital City of Nigeria

in Writing & Reviews4 months ago

During the just concluded weekend, I had a business meeting at the Central Bank of Nigeria, located at the capital city of Nigeria. During that visit, I had a fair amount of nice thoughts and musings, and I felt it would be great to share it all with you...

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Before I begin though, a background into the nature of my visit. First thing to note was that this was an unexpected trip as the meeting was not confirmed until late Thursday. Because of that, I had to book a flight on Thursday, and on such short notice, it proved to be an expensive one. The good thing however, was that it was on my company's expense. So I really had no need for panic attacks when I saw the prices. The bad thing though, was that I was not really geared up for a weekend trip. So I had to just throw a few things together and take off.

Here was I at the airport waiting hall. Dressed for the meeting, but not sure what time it would be holding that Friday

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So I arrived at the airport quite early, because my flight was scheduled for 6.45am. It was a bit far from my apartment, so I had to be up by about 4am, and I really wasn't so excited at first. I really really wanted to sleep you know. Anyways, I checked in, and I noticed a funny thing before I boarded. There was a bookshop at the waiting hall, and the name stuck to my mind. It was called Gbadamosi BookShop. Now why to a Yoruba speaking Nigerian, that would be just normal, it caught my eyes because Gbadamosi just happens to be the name of a colleague at work. So I took a shot of the bookshop before boarding the flight... Something to tease a colleague about you know...

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And then I got on board... It was only a 1 hour trip between Lagos where I am based, and Abuja, where the meeting was scheduled to hold. So in roughly an hour, I was in the capital city.

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I loved the views from the Uber I took. Here are a few...

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I did make a few videos, but I will be sharing them much later probably. However, for now, I guess those pictures would suffice. Soon after, I checked in to a hotel, had breakfast, had a bit of a nap, and then prepared for my 4pm meeting. Here was I, all dressed up and set to go out.

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Do you like the choice of colour for my socks on the first picture? I do too. However, I later opted for the ash coloured socks. It was a meeting with industry colleagues way higher than my current position, and I didn't really want to come off as too fashion inclined. Safe to say, I wanted other aspects of me to be in the spotlight, not my bright, yellow coloured socks. You understand yeah.. Then I proceeded to the Central Bank of Nigeria...

It is quite a very pretty structure... the CBN...

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Then funny enough, as surprising as it would sound, after waiting for the other parties for almost an hour, the meeting was eventually rescheduled. I simply booked a return flight for late Saturday and came straight back to Lagos. No need to linger too long on the Company's funds yeah..

I loved my trip though, and I hope you enjoyed reading, and viewing the pictures. I know I am not the best at pictures, but I do my best.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

#SladenSpeaks

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