Today we didn't do much so this will be a short blog post. The most interesting thing that happened is that we learnt about drug use in Nigeria and drug use overall. I was very surprised that people sniff poo in Nigeria to get High. I don't know much about this process, but I'm not very keen to find out.
(I found this article on the subject: https://lailasnews.com/youths-sniff-pit-latrines-lizard-dung-as-substitute-for-codeine-brisin/ )
After finishing the days training, we were given free time. However, we were unable to leave the office as we were hit by torrential rain again. We all chilled in the office for a few hours until it stopped listening to music and talking.
I then went back to Jacks once the rain had subsided as he had a generator and luckily, we managed to catch a World Cup game topped off by cartoons after (Old school Bugs Bunny). At around 5 our project officer called a meeting at a bar. This sounds fun, but as it is a dry project we are unable to drink alcohol and our curfew is 7, so we had to leave by 6:30. So after one fizzy pineapple and malt juice, we had to head home.
Once we had got back to our host home, we realised the power was back on, and Cosmas asked our host Dad if we could watch a football match in his room. He said we could and boy were we surprised. We had been living in really basic conditions with the rest of the family and kids. However, as we stepped through the father’s door, we entered a completely different house. He had tinted lights, plasma TV, sofas and tiled floor. His lounge leading into a bedroom is the nicest room I have seen since being in Nigeria. He is living like a king while the rest of his family are sleeping on the floor. I felt guilty even sitting in the room as I know that his own children and wives aren’t allowed in. This was clear when the oldest child sat in the room with us while the dad was out… but when he heard his dad's motorbike approaching, he sprinted out of the room.