Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has departed Nigeria for Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, according to a news source.
This comes less than 72 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Saudi Arabia to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
Osinbajo is expected to join other world leaders, top government functionaries and invited dignitaries to participate as a Special Guest in the events marking the 25th National Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi holding today, April 7, in Kigali.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Akande listed some of the activities lined up for the event to 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.
Igbere TV recalls 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 in 2003, officially recognized April 7 as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Meanwhile, Akande further disclosed that the Vice President is expected back to the country later today.
Source: IGBERE TV