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A warm welcome by excited members in Nigeria greeted President Gordon B. Hinckley as he became the first Church president to visit West Africa. In Nigeria, lower left, escorted by Pres. Nduka B. Ojaide of the Port Harcourt stake, he was met by singing Primary children. Top left, following regional conference, members reached out to touch his car. Right, among the women attired in a traditional head tie is Cynthia Rolli Pratt of the Jos 1st Branch. While in Africa, President Hinckley also visited Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Coverage of this remarkable trip is on pages 3-6 and 8-9.