Take every chance you get in life, something’s only happen once. - Karen Gibbs.
#TBT to our #A2WLocaTour #Explorebadagry. .
You guys might be wondering where badagry is, what it posses and all of that.
Well, Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is between the city of Lagos and the border with Benin at Seme. Like Lagos Island, it is on the bank of inland lagoons, a system of creeks, waterways that are navigable to Lagos and Porto Novo. The lagoons have a diverse fish population that includes #Bonga, #croaker, #LongfinPompano, #tilapia and #catfish.
Interesting, isn’t it? Join us as we journey to Badagry in one day.
We took off from our office in #Ikeja, (7, Olufunmilola Okikiolu street, off Toyin street.) at exactly 8am, headed straight for #Badagry. ( Encountered slight traffic along Okoko axis, so if you’re headed to badagry, you have to leave early enough). Badagry is about 2-3hrd drive from Ikeja (without traffic congestion). We got to Badagry at about few minutes past 11am and drove straight to the #badagryMuseum where we got to see artifacts of the #NigerianSlaveTrade such as the chains for the neck with different sizes for both adults and children, chains for the leg also a piecing material to punch holes on the slaves so as to padlock their mouth in other not for the slaves to eat from the cultivating sugarcane plantation or to plan against their masters.
These chains are very heavy, you could imagine what it was like then. This was really emotional and believe me, every one got sober.
We took some pictures and departed from there, to the #firstStoryBuilding in Nigeria. learning about how Rev. Henry Townsend laid the foundation in 1842. We were told about how all the construction materials were all imported from Britain by a company named Sheffield Department, a company that procure building materials for the missionaries, we also saw the first bible, the miraculous well and other ancient stuffs around there.(Interestingly, I dint want to leave. It was so serene with beautiful views). To be continued...
Stay tuned as we tell you more about #BadagryTourism