A West African First: Abuja’s iconic city gate goes green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The iconic Abuja City Gate is now the first West Africa landmark to be bathed in the celebrated Irish green light in honour of the special ties between Ireland and Nigeria as part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

St. Patrick’s is a day set aside to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and Nigeria, with the ‘greening’ of iconic monuments around the globe in the Irish national colour.  This year, the Abuja City Gate takes its pride of place on the worldwide trail, as it joins the iconic Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and other global monuments in bearing the Irish green light.


A West African First: Abuja

Niagara Falls, Canada (Photo Source: Google)


A West African First: Abuja

The London Eye, London (Photo Source: Google)

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are founded on warmth and friendliness, characteristics of the Nigeria-Ireland relationship. Guinness Nigeria is proud to be a part of this bold expression of friendship.

With over 40,000 people of Nigerian descent living in Ireland and thousands of Irish citizens settled in Nigeria, there is no better time to celebrate the relationship between two great peoples.

Peter Ndegwa, Managing Director/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc commented: “It is great to be part of this historic event, the first in West Africa. We are proud of the long and rich history that our iconic Guinness brand has had in Nigeria and we look forward to more partnerships and celebrations in the future.”


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