Nigeria celebrates the 59th anniversary of its independence in Caracas
On the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the ambassador of the African country in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Martins Cobham, paid honors this Friday to Liberator Simón Bolívar with a floral offering before the sarcophagus that keeps the mortals remains of the Father of the Homeland, located in the National Pantheon in Caracas.
The highest diplomatic representative of Nigeria in Venezuela was accompanied by the Vice-minister for Africa of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Yuri Pimentel.
The ceremony also brought together various members of the diplomatic corps accredited in the South American nation.
On October 1, 1960, the Federal Republic of Nigeria gained independence with Nnambi Azikiwe as the first president, elected by the winning coalition in the elections, formed by the Northern People’s Congress and the National Council of Nigerian Citizen.