It was in the year 1963 and Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa took his annual leave and was off to his village to spend it.
Then a British photojournalist came along but they told him that the PM had gone on vacation. The photojournalist then asked to which country but he was shocked when they told him the PM went to spend the vacation in his own village. To satisfy his curiosity, he decided to travel to the village. But on getting to the village, there was no sign that a big man was in town. Everyone went on their normal business and the village was peacefully quiet.
Then he met a farmer along the way with his donkey carrying bales of sugarcane, and he asked from the farmer the house of the PM.
The photojournalist was again left speechless when the farmer told him that he had just left the PM and that if he gets to the PM’s house, which he described, he would meet him sitting on the bare floor with his kids enjoying the sugarcane that he gave them.