The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has departed Nigeria for Kigali, Rwanda.
The Vice President is to join other world leaders and top dignitaries to participate as a Special Guest in the ceremonies marking 25th National Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi holding today in Kigali.
This was disclosed in a statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity in the Vice President’s office.
He added that some of the activities lined up for the event include: the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Wreaths laying ceremony and Lighting of the Flame by the President of the Republic of Rwanda and Special Guests.
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Recall that April 7, 1994, marked the beginning of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda perpetrated by the Hutu extremist-led government.
The United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed 7 April the International Day of Reflection in 2003 on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Meanwhile, Osinbajo will return to the country later today.