How Pelumi Nubi Arrived Lagos, Nigeria To A Heroic Welcome After Solo Driving For 68 Days

Pelumi Nubi arrives Nigeria to a heroic welcome after solo driving for 68 days.

London-to-Lagos solo driver, Pelumi Nubi arrived in Nigeria, on Sunday, April 7, after 68 days.

She was received at the Nigerian-Benin Republic Border by the Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Idris Aregbe, on behalf of the Lagos State Government.

Pelumi made her second stop at Badagry before continuing to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to celebrate her arrival with a heroic welcome.

Professor Folasade Ogunsola, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, lauded Pelumi Nubi’s tenacity and indomitable spirit in her remarks to formally welcome her to Lagos, calling it a further testament to the “unbreakable spirit” of Nigerians. She advised university students to follow Pelumi’s example and pursue their aspirations with whatever they have at the time, rather than waiting for anything or anyone.

Other notable dignitaries at the event included the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain; Nimi Akinkugbe and Newton Jibunoh, a businessman and environmentalist who broke the record as the first Nigerian to drive from London to Nigeria about 56 years ago. He achieved the feat at the age of 27.

They all described Pelumi Nubi’s feat as an inspiration and a challenge to youths to not be deterred by anything or anyone in pursuing their goals and aspirations.

In her remarks, Pelumi Nubi in a welcome speech, expressed her gratitude to God for making her feat possible.

She also appreciated her parents and family, the government of the countries toured, the online community, her church, high school, and every stakeholder for the love and support shown her.

Pelumi said her journey “has shown that it is possible, anything and everything you want is possible, you can do it, so go after it with all you’ve got, with all your energy, with all your life.”.

She began her journey from London touring 17 countries including France, Spain and Morocco encountering challenges on her way before her arrival in Nigeria.



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