Major-General Yakubu Gowon, Head of Nigeria's military Government began a four-day official visit to Mauritania on Saturday (20 February 1971).
SV Nigerian Airways aircraft taxiing
LV Flags of both nations
CU PAN Gowon out of aircraft greeted by Daddah
SV Two leaders past guard of honour
SCU Gowon meets Mauritanians & Nigerians on tarmac
SCU Madame Daddah presents officials to Madame Gowon
LV PAN The two leaders drive past waving to crowd
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Background: Major-General Yakubu Gowon, Head of Nigeria's military Government began a four-day official visit to Mauritania on Saturday (20 February 1971). He was welcomed at Nouakchott Airport by President Moktar Ould Daddah. Mauritania supported the Federal Government during the Nigerian civil war and General Gowon was greeted by the Mauritanians as the architect of Nigerian unity.
SYNOPSIS: Nouakchott Airport and the Mauritanian and Nigerian flags greet the Head of Nigeria's military Yakubu Gowon,as he starts a four-day visit to Mauritania. he was welcomed by President Moktar Ould Daddah, who supported the Federal side in the Nigerian civil war. Mauritanians consider General Gowon to be the architect of Nigerian unity.