Spring Festival: Chinese community in Nigeria awards scholarship to 80 Nigerian students

The 2022 Chinese New Year celebration begins in Nigeria, as the Chinese community in Nigeria celebrates the Spring Festival and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing with a colorful event.

The new year labeled “One World, One Spring, Huaxing Shines: Sharing Love Endlessly”, marks the beginning of a new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar, is called the year of the Tiger.

The event was organized by Huaxing Art Troupe Nigeria Limited, which praised the efforts and contribution of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos as well as the Chinese community in Nigeria.

In a letter sent by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Chu MaoMing, he said: The celebration promotes cultural communication between China and Nigeria, adding that it shows the good wishes of overseas Chinese. -sea for a better relationship between the two countries.

There was a colorful display of the culture of both countries, ranging from Nigeria’s Atilogun Dance, Otigba Cultural Dance, Chinese Lion Dance and King Fu Fan Dance.

Among the highlights of the event is the awarding of scholarships worth 100,000 to 80 Nigerian students each to facilitate their academic pursuit.

While presenting the scholarship, Dr. Eric Ni, President of the Association of Chinese Industrial and Commercial Enterprises and Arts Troupe in Huaxing, Nigeria, said the kind gesture was addressed to them as a demonstration of their love for the recipients.

Ni said the students were chosen at random and the focus was on children of the oppressed in society who may not be able to meet certain educational needs and whose parents are on low incomes.

In addition, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who was represented by the Director General of the Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), Ms. Oluwabunmi Amao, said that he was necessary for Nigeria and China to expand their culture and people-to-people exchanges to deepen the traditional relationship.

In addition, she said, besides the strong bond already established, the two countries have huge potential for investment cooperation, which she said is very complementary in the field of energy, resources and infrastructure.

Among the dignitaries present at the event are Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Chief Executive of the National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC), Chief Matthew Uwaekwe, Coordinator of the Nigeria-China Business Council, Dr Chioma Ajunwa, the first Olympic medalist in the Nigeria and a host of others. .

The Chinese New Year calendar for the year 2022 begins on February 1 while the 2022 Winter Olympics will begin on February 4 in Beijing, China.

James C. Tibbs