The Abuja Collective, a group of (former anti-apartheid) activists, drawn from the universities, the student movement, the labour movement and other professional bodies and civil society is putting together a memorial event to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader of the South African People’s struggle for liberation and symbol of the struggle for social justice around the globe.
Three South Africans, Prof. Ben Turok, MP, Prof. Eddie Webster and Comrade Jay Naidoo, former cabinet Minister under President Mandela, as well as Dr. Patrick Wilmot, currently based in the United Kingdom, are some of the foreign guests expected at the event.
The event will feature speeches, poem reading, cultural display and keynote address on the theme of the celebration which is: “Africa, Liberation Struggles and the Future of the Continent.” We wish to invite you to be part of the event
The occasion will take place as follows:
Date: February 13, 2014.
Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.
Date: 10.00am prompt.
We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please accept the assurances of our highest esteem.
For: Abuja Collective
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