•Nigeria, China. •
The Chinese community in Lagos, Nigeria celebrated its ties with Nigeria amidst National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday.
The National Day marks the anniversary of the 1 October, 1949, founding of the People’s Republic of China by the visionary leader, Mao Zedong.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, holds a significant place in Chinese culture as the second most important festivity after the Chinese New Year. Typically observed on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, it usually falls in September or October in the Gregorian calendar. This festival represents a time for reunions and fostering harmony among loved ones.
Saturday's celebration provided an opportunity to bring together the Chinese community and local Nigerians, to reinforce their bonds and relationships.
Notable figures, including Nigeria's Minister of State for Steel Development, Alhaji Uba Ahmadu, were part of the festivities.
Reading out a message on behalf of Vice President Kashim Shettima, he said “China’s enduring support has significantly contributed to Nigeria’s advancement across various facets of national development."
Chinese Consul-General Yan Yuging assured the guests that “Nigeria is a very important strategic partner of China."