Friday, May 20, 2011

The 270th good thing about Lagos: Celebrating Women's History with the US Ambassador to Nigeria

Women's History Month is in March, but the American Women's Club had a delayed celebration in May this year.  Some dedicated members planned a very nice luncheon with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, the Honorable Terence McCulley.  He gave a nice speech and hosted a question and answer interactive session.

Our Lagos Consul General Joe Stafford offered a toast to the women present.
Recognized Nigerian women were present.  Below is a photo of a new senator-elect, Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu.  Her husband is a former governor of Lagos State.  We also recognized the out-going Deputy Governor of Lagos State, H. E. Princess Sarah Adebisi Sosan.  Women are making a contribution in the Nigerian political process and I think that's a really good thing. 

We had a nice lunch and, as women will do when they gather, had a nice chat.

There was a changing of the guard this past summer in the US State Dept. representatives to Nigeria.  Our Ambassador and Consul General previously were both represented by black American women.  Now we have white American men in their places, but they still seem to be really great men, good leaders and they know how to appreciate women, so they'll do just fine.

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