When I got to IITA one thing I noticed for sure was how beautiful the grass looked. It was cut to perfection and smelt and looked absolutely fresh.
We had a lot of research talk and all…but that is not what I was really interested in. The hospitality part of IITA which the public is not really aware of is one of the best in Ibadan.
Being a research institute, you are sure to know the food is of absolute quality. IITA has hotels, a gym, bird watching club, a lake, a pool, a lawn tennis court, beautiful restaurant, pleasant environment and so much more. It is far more than “plants and food”
I had the opportunity to eat some of the meals served there and I totally loved it. I also found out the prices are very affordable (and I’m not just saying this to sweet talk you). You actually get top-notch food at very affordable prices. I was very surprised… And impressed too.
One thing I noticed about IITA is their love for art. African art and craft. Every office, shop and even the restaurant is decorated with lovely art works which speaks volume of what they do and what they are all about. I noticed the tablecloths in the restaurants had prints of women carrying yam and cassava. It was so beautiful.
It is very obvious that IITA was diligently planed for. Everything screams perfection. From the arrangements of the cutlery to the colors of table clothes to departments in the organization.
I had a swell time in IITA. I learnt a lot and I will surely visit them again if I get the chance to.
Some other pictures we took.
Photo credit: @aniekan.williams
Naija Nomads Note* Have you ever visited IITA before? Please share your experience with us. If you haven’t, you can join our wicked cool Couples Adventure scheduled to hold in February. If you have, I bet you’ve not had an picnic by the lake or gone bush riding so join us still! Details for the event are below.