Thursday, 25 June 2020

King Moshoeshoe, Lt. Colonel Yakubu Gowon and My Father in 1966

Photo capture of my Father Navy Lieutenant Emmanuel Makinde (on right) on Thursday, November 24th 1966 at Ikeja Airport, Lagos.

He was among the welcoming party for King Nathaniel Moshoeshoe of Lesotho who was on an eight-hour stopover visit to Ghana. At the airport were the Nigerian Military Head of State, Lt. Colonel Yakubu Gowon and his colleagues in the Supreme Military Council, Commodore Joseph Wey, the Chief of Naval Staff and Major Mobolaji Johnson, the Military Administrator of Lagos.

My Father was the Flag Lieutenant to Commodore Wey.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2020).

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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