Independence Month Series: September 30, 1960

One this day, some of the pre-independence programs took place. They included: Special Muslim services across the country, foundation stone of independence building laid at King’s college road and State banquet at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.

Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Photo Source: www.thesourceng.com
Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Photo Source: http://www.thesourceng.com

The Special guest of Honour and representative of the Queen of England for the Nigerian Independence ceremony, Princess Alexandra, joined Prime minister  of the federation of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and the Emir of Kano at Lagos race course in the evening, for a searchlight tattoo preceding the midnight Independence.

Sir Tafawa Balewa and Princess Alexandra of Kent
Sir Tafawa Balewa and Princess Alexandra of Kent with Jaja Wachukwu
The Union jack and the Nigerian flag
The Union jack and the Nigerian flag

Sources

Historical Flashback newspaper vol. 3 No. 9

Wikipedia.com

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