The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined Nigerians serving in the Horn of Africa to celebrate the 61st anniversary of their country’s independence.
Nigeria gained independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960. The event to celebrate Independence Day took place in AMISOM Recreation center (ARC) and was appointed by the Deputy Police Commissioner (ACP) Anthony Placid.
Members of AMISOM Senior Leadership Team led by the Special Representative of the Chairman of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira and District Commissioner of Mogadishu Abdiaziz, Rowdo Cabdi Cali, were also present during the event.
Ambassador Madeira commended Nigeria for being part of. to be AMISOM and also for having played a key role in the liberation struggles of many African countries on their way to independence and for being one of the nations that founded the Organization for African Unity (OAU), which later became the African Union, under the AMISOM operates.
“I take part in this ceremony with pride because Nigeria is one of the founding fathers of the OAU, and since then Nigeria has played a vital role in promoting the ideals of our continent, ”said Ambassador Madeira.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the African Union Mission in Somalia.
AMISOM Celebrate 61 years of independence with Nigeria
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