Nigeria – 50 Years of Independence – Celebration by the Ambassador, Dr Kema Chikwe

At the residence of the Nigerian Ambassador on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of independence from the British.

Pictures show the band, Dr Chirke , the Ambassador and former Minister for Aviation, Water Hagg The Austrian Ambassador, Dr Linus Offiah Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cavan General Hospital and his wife who is mother of Greg who is in school with my son Stanley at Belvedere and two daughters at RCSI, Olutoyin Pamela Akinjobi Director, Women’s Writers in New Ireland, Yinka Dixon, and many others. You can the energy and good humour of the gathering in the photographs. Nigeria is a very important country for Ireland. My late friend Dr Michael Okpara was deputy prime minister of Biafra and former governor of the Eastern State. He was a great guy and still brings a smile to my face when I remember him. He lived in Tallaght and worked at St James Hospital in the 1970s after the war in Nigeria having won a Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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