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Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary / National Day Celebrations In Bujumbura(Photos)

……A testament of African show of solidarity, brotherhood and uniqueness!

As part of programs lined up to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebration in Burundi, the Nigeria Mission in Bujumbura today at about 18:00 GMT, held a dinner for members of the Diplomatic Corps, Heads of Government Agencies, Captains of Industry, United Nations, NGOs and the Nigerian Community in Bujumbura.

The event which saw the exhibition of Nigeria’s numerous economic and cultural attractions, was chaired by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency, Amb. Elijah Onyeagba Ph.D.

Speaking in a brief introductory message for the event, Amb Elijah Onyeagba made a case for Africans to rediscover their basic identity.

According to the diplomat, “It’s high time Africa goes for what works for them in various spheres of life; be it political, technical and otherwise.” Africa as a continent blessed with vast human and natural resources, uniquely made and globally positioned, can overcome its present challenges when we support each other as brothers, rally round one another in solidarity and collectively establish our uniqueness in diversity!

He opined that keying into the various economic policies aimed at encouraging Pan Africanism among African nations will trigger massive economic rejuvenation of the region.

Highlights of the event which included guests being entertained with the best of Nigerian and African delicacies, was attended by the members of the Nigerian Embassy staff in Bujumbura, friends of the Nigeria Mission in Burundi and Representatives of he Burundian Government

Others Distinguished guests included representatives from the Embassies of the US, UK, China, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Egypt, Congo DRC and Rwanda. Also in attendance were representatives of the United Nations, African Union, World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank, the Nigeria Community and the members of Burundi’s business community.

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