Awesome short documentary by one of my Sorors here in Lagos! @lakintobi
My short documentary on (lack of) Electricity in Nigeria
Day 5…The sign the gentleman is holding reflects the thoughts of many Nigerians as they continue to strike with the hopes of getting the fuel subsidy reinstated. Leaders of the Labor Union met with the President to discuss the suspension of the price increases, but from what I heard, it didn’t go very far. The NLC has suspended the strike this weekend so that Nigerians can "…utilize these days to rest, restock, and get re-energized for the continuation of the strikes, rallies and protests…". We’re not Nigerian, but we do plan to restock our food supplies and get out of the house because there is no telling how long this will last.
Day 2 of the Strikes….No real update from our end. We went for a walk today in the neighborhood and as expected, it’s pretty quiet. The neighborhood has been pretty quiet since the construction, that usually goes on, has ceased for now due to the strike. From what we’ve heard, the government does not plan to concede defeat and reinstate the subsidy, so we shall see how long this will last. I pray that we don’t run out of food though cause if we do….um, yeah, we’ll just be hungry since the stores are closed.
Before we left for the Holidays, I shot a quick video to give our friends and family a peek into our home in Lagos. It’s a rough edit, but you can see that we aren’t living in a hut. :)
I have been meaning to post pics, but have been distracted. We finally got our shipment from the US (yay!), so I’ve been busy getting the house together which is a lot more work than I expected. Also, we took a trip to Nairobi for Thanksgiving (sorry, no pics) so we were gone for a few days.
Our cruise left from Rome and went to Santorini, Greece; Ephesus, Turkey; Athens, Greece; and Naples, Italy. Below are the links to the pictures. Note that we didn’t take pictures in Naples because the weather was terrible and our excursion got cancelled…so we just ate pizza which was YUM!