In giving honour to whom honour is due, the African University of Science and Technology, AUST; Abuja in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Institution, NMI; the South African High Commission in Nigeria and the Communities Without Boundaries International, CWBI, on Wednesday, July 18, joined other progressives around the world to honour one of Africa’s greatest legend, Dr Nelson Rolihlahia Mandela as he turned 94.
The epoch-making event, which commenced at the AUST campus, with a student documentary viewing and awareness drive on the life and struggle of Dr. Mandela also took guests and stakeholders to Chika community, a suburb in Abuja and climaxed with a cocktail at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Addressing the audience at the AUST campus during the documentary viewing session, the South African minister for transportation, Comrade Ben Martins, described Dr. Mandela as a very inspiring, astute and a great fighter of justice not only in South Africa but throughout the length and breadth of the entire world.
He narrated his ordeal with Mandela and other freedom fighters at Robbin Island, during their incarceration and fight for independence maintaining that if they had allowed the existing conditions then to weigh them down, the struggle for the independence of the sovereign state of South Africa would have been put in jeopardy.
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