The occasion of the 2020 Commonwealth Day has been marred in Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education, as a result of Power outage at the Ministry.
The Commonwealth Day event scheduled to hold on Monday the 9th of March at 11am ,was greeted with poor planning as key officials of the Diplomatic community with Heads of agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education and students from over 10 schools were kept in the dark for hours.
GLOBAL TIMES observed that the challenge was due to the difficulty faced by the organizers on powering it back up generating set.
Diplomats and Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the celebrating Ministry left the hall of event.
Among the dignitaries present were British High Commissioner, Richard Moon and others .
The highlights of the event on schedule for the 2020 Commonwealth Day Celebration in Nigeria includes Parade of the Commonwealth flags ,presentation of theme songs ,Poetry recitation,Drama presentation ,cultural Dance, and Exhibition.
The Ministry had organised Youth lecture
and school’s quiz competition in which students were tested in English, Mathematics, Sciences, Current Affairs and issues around Commonwealth.
A source said the Director in charge of the programme had instructed officers in charge of logistics to carry out due diligence, hence the almost failure of the programme to hold as scheduled
The venue of the event was later changed to the NCCE.
The Commonwealth which is a voluntary Association of 54 independent countries with a Population of 2.4billion people, accounts for about 30percent of the World’s population found in Africa, Asia, the North America ,the Carribean, Europe and the South Pacific.
The events of the 2020 Commonwealth Day is centred around the theme, Delivering a Common Future highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are innovating ,connecting and transforming ,to help achieve some of its goals.