Amb. Habineza emphasis on never again
Rwanda’s High commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Joseph Habineza has told Nigerians that Rwanda has learnt from its history and it will never look back but learn from its past.
“We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it to avoid the same mistakes and to shape a brighter future,” Habineza said after lighting the flame of memory in Abuja, on February 6, 2014.
Amb. Habineza also officially launched the kwibuka20- the 20th commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in Abuja at silver bird center.
Abuja is the first in Nigeria to host the launch of Kwibuka20.Other cities: Lagos & Yola /Adamawa state will soon host the same events. The launch of Kwibuka20 will also be extended to Accra -Ghana & Cotonu Benin later this month.
“Remembering our lost ones gives us strength & motivation of working hard & demanding us to assume our duties plus theirs.”
“Their eternal flame will be reminding us & the world that hatred, divisionism & bad leadership lead to atrocities & culminate into Genocide”
Habineza also stated that Rwanda had not always been a divided country and noted that Rwandans especially the youth have embarked on a laudable exercise called “Ndi Umunyarwanda” I am a Rwandan
He called for a united stand and renewal of commitment to Never Again, so that Rwanda never falls again.”
“We’ll never accept that people be killed because of their origin or any other form of segregation” he said.
Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria – Prof. Viola Onwuliri, while delivering her remarks said that “The Nigerian government stood beside the Rwanda people against the Genocide.