On the 11th of February, 1990, the Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, was released from prison after serving a long sentence for committing sabotage against South Africa’s apartheid government. To show gratitude, Nelson Mandela visited all African nations that supported him in the anti-apartheid struggle. And of course, Nigeria was among. Back in 1962, Mandela had ran to Nigeria to avoid being arrested by the apartheid government of South Africa, and with the help of Nnamdi Azikiwe, he stayed in the house of the Nigerian Minister of Aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, for about six months before going back to South Africa. Mandela could not forget this and other crucial roles Nigeria played in struggle, so in 1993, he visited the Republic of Nigeria to say a big thank you.
Below is the video of the visit. Enjoy.
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