"Like other countries in the world, it is an indisputable fact that Nigeria, over the years, has gone through difficult times, but we must not miss the fact that its determination to remain as an indivisible entity has remained. unwavering, ”he said.
"The theme of the photo exhibit has been carefully formulated to reflect the unity of this great country over the past 60 years, despite its diverse cultures, traditions, practices, languages and challenges."
Mohammed revealed that the ministry was taking the opportunity offered by the Independence Anniversary celebration to organize a photo exhibition that would provide information and educate Nigerians, especially young people who needed a trip to awakening in the historical and unique heritage of the country and the secrets behind its unity in diversity.
“For those who did not witness the independence of Nigeria in 1960, especially the students, they can at least look at the photos of pre-independent Nigeria, of independence proper, of the post-independent era. independence, leaders who fought for our independence; and get a feel for the struggle for liberation from colonialism and a mental picture of the situation at the time, which gives hope that whatever challenges we may face even now, we will overcome them and have a strong, united, peaceful and prosperous country community, ”he said.
According to the minister, the exhibit captures six decades of Nigeria's independence, the footprints of Nigerian political leaders and 60 years of past heroes' work to ensure the country's unity and peace.
He explained that the exhibit was to tell the story of Nigeria's 60 years in the form of images, offering a photographic presentation of the nation's icons, national integration programs such as the National Youth Service Corps program, photos intertribal marriages, the creation of the Capital Territory, Abuja; popular artists - old and new, as well as collective achievements in the field of sport which he believes have been a strong and unifying force for the country.
Mohammed said the exhibition also captured old and modern fashion / outfits / hairstyles, Nigerian cuisine, tourist attractions, festivals, as well as Nigerians in the diaspora and their achievements.
The exhibition, which is slated to last for three days at the National Press Center in Abuja, was declared open by Federation Government Secretary Boss Mustapha.
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