1957 London: Lunch Break At The Constitutional Conference.

Mr J.A. Akande and Mr D.L Okateju N.C.N.C advisers took a walk and caught the The Brigade of Guards Band as they were about to enter into Buckingham Palace gates.

The Lancaster House Conferences in London in 1957 and 1958 were meetings where the federal constitution for an independent Nigeria was prepared.

The meetings were presided over by the British Colonial Secretary, and Nigerian delegates were selected to represent each region to reflect various opinions.

The delegation was led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa of the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), and included party leaders Obafemi Awolowo of the Action Group, Nnamdi Azikiwe of the NCNC, Eyo Ita of the NIP (National Independence Party) and Ahmadu Bello of the NPC – as well as the premiers of the Western, Eastern, and Northern regions.

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