Friday, June 20, 2008

Badagry: The First Two-Storey Building and School in Nigeria

One of the two things for which Badagry is known for is the "first two-storey building" constructed in 1845 by the first missionaries in Nigeria. The first storey was used as the first western school in Nigeria which started with 40 men. It was in this building that one of the bishops translated the Bible into Yoruba.

The building still stands solid even today with a functional well, a safe, floors and roof! The guide also showed us a rare collection of coins dating back to the 19th century.

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