A late wakeup after yesterday’s horrendous drive was called for and after a good breakfast the team decided to visit the nearby Shoprite shopping complex.

On the way to the complex the team enquired with the taxi driver about a suitable wheel and tyre outlet which would be able to rebalance all tyres of Lipstick. There was an increased vibration of the tyres apparent just before arrival in Abuja and the taxi driver showed them a closely workshop which the team would visit the following day to sort this problem out.

Unfortunately due to today being Sunday only the Supermarket was open whilst all other shops were closed. Nevertheless the team stocked up on food and liquids required on the road and used the afternoon to update web pages and Facebook.

Andre and Willy not sure which Taxi to take to shop at Shoprite – Abuja…..

Andre and Willy not sure which Taxi to take to shop at Shoprite

Andre and Willy not sure which Taxi to take to shop at Shoprite

 

Andre and Willy not sure which Taxi to take to shop at Shoprite 2

Andre and Willy not sure which Taxi to take to shop at Shoprite 2

In order to get a Visa for Nigeria the team did require an invitation letter to Nigeria and through friends and business associates contact was made with Mrs Deborah Ajai who gladly supplied the team with an official letter of invitation and a request to make contact with her when Lipstick would enter Abuja.

MrsAjai is the owner and CEO of a Nigerian business school namedEl-Bethel- Global Business School and has won numerous rewards the latest being the 2013 Youth Enterprise award in Nigeria .

Dinner with Mrs Ajai and introducing MAASA  (http://www.masterartisansa.co.za/)

 

Dinner with Mrs Ajai and introducing MAASA

Dinner with Mrs Ajai and introducing MAASA

Having phoned Mrs Ajai and inviting her to join the team for dinner she met the team at an Italian restaurant and interesting discussions regarding education and economics in Nigeria took place. Mrs Ajai is also the author of a book –Entrepreneurship Made Easy-and the team was given a copy of this. The team gained a lot of insight knowledge about Nigeria not the least the fact that the capital Abuja replaced Lagos as the capital only in 1991 and the town itself was only built during the 1980s – it has a population of about 900000 people.

Back at the hotel the team had a few loopdops and enjoyed the relaxing Sunday

 

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