Nige­ri­ans mark a na­tional day

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

The Palmer­ston North Nige­rian com­mu­nity marked its 58th In­de­pen­dence Day on Satur­day with a cel­e­bra­tion at­tended by guests from around and be­yond the Manawatu¯ re­gion.

It was a first for the Nige­rian com­mu­nity and the event show­cased Nige­ria’s fash­ion, his­tory, tra­di­tional food, en­ter­tain­ment, and mu­sic. Deputy Mayor Tangi Utikere cut the cake with the help of other guests.

Nige­ria gained its in­de­pen­dence from British colo­nial rule on Oc­to­ber 1, 1960, but is cel­e­brated on Oc­to­ber 6 which is a work-free day.

From left, Wel­com­ing Com­mu­ni­ties co­or­di­na­tor Stephanie Velvin, coun­cil­lor Lorna John­son, Deputy Mayor Tangi Utikere, Pro­fes­sor Isaac Adeyinka, Dr Doris Adeyinka, and Ben­jamin Araba. Photo / Ebele Ezepue

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