On Saturday, July 1, 2017, a 25-year-old Nigerian journalist, Fu’ad Lawal, embarked upon a road trip that will see him touch all 36 states of Nigeria. With the move, he seeks to showcase the beautiful country that Nigeria is, with its rich heritage and also, show how anyone that’s willing to explore the country , can do so on a lean budget.
In the course of his travel, Fu’ad will focus on meeting different Nigerians, enjoying the array of food options in the various cities., and seeing iconic buildings and monuments, cultural and heritage sites and many more.
Since the trip commenced, he has already visited; the grave of Queen Sheba in Ijebu Ogun State, the famous Idanre Hills in Ondo state, the city of Benin, Mungo Park House, which served as Nigeria’s first unofficial Government House, the Ogbunike Caves, as well as the famous Niger Bridge that connects Asaba on one side of River Niger to Onitsha on the other side. He has also visited Owerri and the famous Oguta Lake in Imo state.
Fu’ad, a Senior Reporter for Pulse, has been documenting his experience on social media particularly Instagram and Twitter. Through these channels, he has been receiving help and directions from followers and online friends, who are reliving the experiences as well.
Still to come on his trip, he will be visiting the in Osun State, Mount Patti in Lokoja, Gurara Falls in Niger state, the Sultan’s Palace in Sokoto, Birnin Kidu Rock Paintings in Jigawa, Agbokim Falls in Obudu Cross River, Tomb of the late Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi state, and many more.