PHOTOS: Wole Soyinka Leads Nigerians Pay Tribute To Mandela In Lagos

Nigerians from all walks of life pay glowing tributes to late South-African anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.

The event which took place at the Freedom Park in Lagos was hosted Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka.

Several writers, poets, activists and community and religious leaders sang songs, poetry and engaged in dance performances at the event.
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  • If our politicians think Mandela is as great as
    they have been shouting why cant they
    emulate Nelson Mandela in leadership,
    simplicity and service to the people? While
    Mandela died in his country South Africa,
    many of our politicians die abroad except when they die in an accident.Mandela was
    hospitalized and treated in a South African
    hospital throughout his health challenge
    while our leaders prefer to go to foreign
    hospitals to treat common headache.Mandel
    a died a contented man and not a wealthy man. He did not own any diamond mine,
    private jet, bullet proof vehicle whereas our
    politicians are fighting themselves over our
    oil blocs and our national treasury. Mandela
    did not worship money. He surrounded
    himself with the love of the people.Mandela was not known to be religious. He never
    attended any Holy Ghost service or any
    special religious convention. He served God
    through service to humanity, forgiveness
    and love for his neighbour. Our politicians
    have many spiritual leaders praying for them yet their ways are not right with the
    people they claim to serve. God is not
    mocked. He sees the hearts of all men. Shame
    on all Nigerian leaders shedding crocodile
    tears and paying tributes to a great man like
    Nelson Mandela. Pay tribute to him by emulating his leadership style. Mandela
    believed its better to lead from behind and
    to put others in front. All we are asking is for
    the leaders to do like Nelson Mandela. Fix our
    hospitals, give the masses quality education,
    give us good roads, lead by example. All we are asking is, fix Nigeria. Please share until it
    gets to our good-for- nothing politicians
    who are stealing us blind. According to
    Nelson Mandela, We must use time wisely
    and forever realise that the time is always
    ripe to do right.

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