Friday 13 September 2019

Mini-Summit of West African Military Rulers in Lome, Togo (1969): My Father A Witness to History

Lt. Cmdr E.O.A. Makinde descending from a plane at Lome Airport, 1969

Photo capture of my Father, Lieutenant Commander Emmanuel Makinde alighting from a jet at Lome Airport behind Rear Admiral Joseph Wey, the Chief of Naval Staff of the Nigerian Navy, on Saturday, November 8th 1969.

Rear Admiral Wey is saluting General Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo who was hosting a summit with Nigeria’s Head of State, Major General Yakubu Gowon (second from left in the foreground) and the later to arrive Ghanaian Head of State, Brigadier Akwasi Afrifa.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2019)

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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