LAGOS, (CAJ News) – LEADERSHIP, peace and security took the centre stage at the just-concluded symposium, film screening and exhibition to honour the late South African President, Nelson Mandela.
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), South African Consulate General and the UN Association of Nigeria (UNAN) organized the series as part of activities
marking the 2016 Nelson Mandela International Day in Nigeria.
It is celebrated yearly on May 18, his birthday.
As over 150 participants comprising of representatives of NGOs, media organisations as well as university and high school students attended the exhibitions.
Over 60 exhibits of photographs and newspaper cuttings were on display.
The photo exhibition titled, ‘Life and Times of Nelson Mandela’ and held at the front lobby of the NIIA, Victoria Island Lagos, was curated by one of its Deputy Directors, Pamela Mamah.
A symposium chaired by a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ethiopia, Ambassador Olusegun Akinsanya, featured four key presentations focusing on international terrrrism, global peace, HIV/AIDS and leadership.
Earlier, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day, remembered Mandela as “a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity.”
UNIC Lagos Director, Ronald Kayanja, delivered the message.
– CAJ News