19 July 2016
Monday, July 18 was marked worldwide as Nelson Mandela Day to celebrate the anti-apartheid icon and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
The United Nations declared the Day to be marked annually at its sixty-fourth session in 2009. The celebration of the Day began in 2010.
The 2016 version was marked in Nigeria with the inauguration of a skills acquisition centre for Internally-Displaced Persons.
At the occasion were Miss Heritage, Queen Ugonna Onyeanu, the Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Students Affairs, Mr. Nasiru Adhana and the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Lulu Loius-Minguni.
Also in attendance at the occasion packaged by the South African High Commission in Nigeria and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Students Affairs, was the Chief Executive Officer, House of Mosadi, Ms. Iynette Johnson.
Children of Internally-Displaced Persons displaying some of their souvenirs during the celebration