The senegalese President, Leopold Senghor, arrived in Lagos on Thursday (9 November) for a 7-day visit to Nigeria.
The senegalese President, Leopold Senghor, arrived in Lagos on Thursday (9 November) for a 7-day visit to Nigeria. It's President Senghor's 3rd visit. He arrived in his personal Caravelle jet aircraft and was met by the Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon. President Senghor will discuss with General Gowon plans for the second World Black Festival of Arts and Culture which is to be held in Lagos in 1974. Long a patron and supporter of the arts, President Senghor was clearly delighted as he watched traditional dancers, and his welcome from the public in the streets was very enthusiastic. While in Nigeria he'll receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Ife.
SYNOPSIS: The personal jet aircraft of Senegalese President, Leopold Senghor, arrives at Lagos airport. It brings the President for his third visit to Nigeria.
He was met by the Head of State, General Gowon and his wife; during his stay President Senghor will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Ife University.
At the airport the President inspected a Guard of Honour formed by a detachment of the Federal Brigade of Guards, then drove to a VIP Lounge to watch a display of traditional dancing before being introduced to diplomats, senior military officers and representatives of the Oba of Lagos.
President Senghor has been a consistent advocate of a cultural union between the world's black peoples, and he clearly enjoyed the displays. While In Nigeria he will have discussions with General Gowon on Plans for the second "World Black Festival of Arts and Culture" which is to be held in Lagos in 1974.
President Senghor is also known as a strong advocate of federal and regional groupings in Africa, and observers have speculated that he will discuss bi-lateral relations and economic ties between his nation and Nigeria.