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AMISOM Joins Nigeria to Celebrate 61 Years of Independence

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AMISOM Joins Nigeria to Celebrate 61 Years of Independence

Nigeria has played a central role in promoting the ideals of our continent

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 3, 2021 / APO Group / –

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) joined Nigerians serving in the Horn of Africa nation in celebrating the 61st anniversary of their country’s independence.

Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 from Great Britain. The event to celebrate Independence Day took place at the AMISOM Recreation Center (ARC) and was chaired by Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anthony Placid.

Members of the AMISOM leadership team led by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira and the Abdiaziz District Commissioner of Mogadishu, Rowdo Cabdi Cali were also present during the event.

The Ambassador of Madeira congratulated Nigeria for being part of AMISOM and for having played a key role in the liberation struggles of many African countries in their quest for independence, and for being among the nations that founded the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which later became the African Union, under which AMISOM operates.

“It is with a sense of pride that I participate in this ceremony, the reason being that Nigeria is one of the founding fathers of the OAU, and since then Nigeria has played a central role in promoting the ideals of our continent, ”the Ambassador said. said Madeira.

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