Thu. May 23rd, 2024

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Akoka, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, on Sunday, received the London-Lagos solo driver, Pelumi Nubi, on the campus.

Nubi, a travel content creator, embarked on her solo trip in a car on January 30, 2024, and arrived at the Nigeria-Benin Republic border on Sunday morning.

28-year-old Nubi’s father, Timothy Nubi, is a Professor in the Department of Estate Management, UNILAG; and the Founder/National Coordinator, Ideal Habitat Initiative.

Ogunsola described Nubi’s feat as the resilience of an average Nigerian.

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At an ongoing reception in UNILAG, Ogunsola added, “I welcome everyone and Pelumi the woman with the indomitable spirit. For Pelumi to live London and spend hours on the road, she went through 17 countries. She embodies the Nigerian spirit. She is the second person to do it.

“Nigerians are courageous. She was not afraid of racism and things that might be on the way. I want all of us here to know that there is nothing you cannot do. All that is stopping you is in your mind.

“Queen Amina of Zaria took to war and conquered, Captain Chinyere Kalu was the first female pilot, among others. Pelumi has shown us that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Pelumi, we are proud of you!”

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