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Who Is The First Nigerian To Drive A Car? (PHOTO)



There is no available record of the first person to drive a car in Nigeria.

However, some sources offer an idea of who the first Nigerian to drive a car was.

According to some records, the first Nigerian to drive a car was a certain philanthropist known as Thomas Jones.

Thomas Jones – known famously as Tom Jones – was a wealthy Lagosian.

He is best known for donating the first public library to the government of Lagos, which was at the time known as the Lagos Colony.

The library opened in 1931, almost 20 years after Jones died.

The exact date that Tom Jones first drove the car is not recorded, though, it was believed to have occurred before 1913.

A popular street on Lagos Island, Lagos, was named after Tom Jones. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK