Nigerians Begin Observing 55th Independence Day

By Janjay F. Campbell

The Federal Republic of Nigeria will on October 1, 2015 celebrate its 55th Independence Anniversary as a federal nation.   Meanwhile, Nigerians in Liberia led by their Ambassador, Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie have kicked off the celebration with series of activities from September 21-23.The Nigerian Ambassador appeared on various talk shows explaining the relationship between the two countries and recommitting the Federal Government’s commitments to Liberia.

Today, there will be Muslim prayers at 2:00 a.m. at the 17th Street Mosque, to be followed by a musical extravaganza, dubbed, “Praisefest Nigeriana” at the Monrovia City Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00p.m. Doing the musical extravaganza, Nigerians will give thanks and praises to God for his blessings upon their lives.

Tomorrow, there will be a friendship parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. from Broad Street opposite the United Bank of Africa (UBA) to the Nigeria House in Congo Town.

Liberians have been encouraged to join their Nigerian counterparts in the Friendship Parade wearing the T-shirt Friends of Nigeria. The parade will be led by Ambassador Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozieh.

Nigerians in Liberia will have a Christian Thanksgiving service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street on Sunday, September 27, at 11:30 a.m. As part of their Independence Day celebration activities, there will be free medical services to Liberians on the grounds of the Nigeria House from September 28-30.

As a tradition, every year as part of their anniversary; the Nigerian Ambassador with her entourage always visit Rock of Divine Orphanage to identified with orphans and make them aware that they are part of the society. On September 29 at 10:00 a.m., the children of Rock of Divine will receive their guests.

On October 1, Ambassador Obi-Nnadozieh will visit Nigerians remanded in the Monrovia Central Prison by 10:00a.m.; on the same day at 7:00 p.m. at the Nigeria House there will be a diplomatic reception to end the 55th Independence Day celebration.

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