“I don’t get pleasure from talking to you this bluntly when you’ve been gracious sufficient to ask me right here…” – Invoice Gates.
Mr. Invoice Gates, Microsoft founder, good friend of Nigeria and one of many richest males on the earth was in Nigeria just lately, however he ended up violating the official interpretation of “desk manners” in Nigeria’s corridors of energy.
When you’re a visitor in folks’s dwelling, you don’t depend their 9 toes one after the other. It’s a vital a part of African custom and tradition that when folks host you of their houses, deal with you in a well mannered way, open their doorways to you, even when the dinner they serve you is the worst you’ve ever had, you might be nonetheless required to say good phrases.
Mr Gates’ latest go to to Nigeria was like a particular deal with.
He had a particular viewers with the President. He was additionally a particular visitor at one of the memorable weddings on the Nigerian social calendar: the marriage of Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s daughter to the son of a former Inspector Normal of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar – from Kano to Abuja, to Lagos.