London-Lagos Solo Driver Gets Car, House Rewards

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The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday appointed a Nigerian-British citizen, Ms Pelumi Nubi, who embarked on a road trip from London to Lagos as Lagos Tourism Ambassador.
Sanwo-Olu also presented a house and a branded LAGRIDE vehicle with the customised number plate NUBI 9JA to the 28-year-old adventurer.
Nubi arrived in Lagos on Sunday to a rousing welcome after travelling on the road for over two months.
While hosting Nubi at the State House Marina on Monday alongside her parents, Prof. Timothy and Olubukola; CEO/Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Folashade Ogunsola, among others, Sanwo-Olu described Pelumi’s adventure as inspirational.
He hinted that President Bola Tinubu was willing to meet with her.
Sanwo-Olu said, “Your experience and journey, which lasted over 68 days, are indeed very inspirational, and you have shifted mountains. This is indeed a true African and Lagos spirit that you demonstrated. It is a true Nigerian capability that you have demonstrated, but more importantly, this is a story of ‘Lagos no dey carry last.’
“For us in Lagos, we will work with your planners to see how we further celebrate you. And it is not really about you being the one celebrating; it is about the future. It is about the girl-child. It is about the power of possibilities. It is about the power of the mind. You are a complete African story that we can showcase.”
Pelumi Nubi in her response appreciated Governor Sanwo-Olu and the state government for making her Lagos Tourism Ambassador and giving her a car and a house.
She said, “Honestly, it is just an amazing feeling. I wasn’t expecting this; it was just supposed to be a courtesy visit to thank the governor for his kindness so far. So, making me a Lagos Tourism Ambassador and giving me a car, house, and many more blows my mind. I am so grateful.”
Dabiri-Erewa applauded Pelumi for her bravery and courage, noting that her car for the trip would be placed in the Lagos Museum.




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