by Joseph Omotayo | Legit
A senior government official in Nigeria has said if George Floyd had taken an ancestry DNA test before he was killed, he probably would have found out he was a Nigerian. This was said when two Nigerian agencies joined forces to hold a memorial in remembrance of the slain African-American in Abuja, Nigeria.
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) came together to mourn the passing of George Floyd.
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During a press conference, NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, spoke on the need for black men around the world to make a spiritual connection with Africa, their motherland.
She said that if the Chinese and others could invest in the continent, then black people all around the world need to do the same and make Africa great.
“If George Floyd had done his DNA, he was probably a Nigerian by birth. A lot of African-Americans had tried to do their DNAs and you know what, a lot of them came from Nigeria.
“This kind of thing that happened (referring to Floyd’s death) is not acceptable anywhere in the world,” she said.
She added that the world would continue to look down on black people as long as Africa remains underdeveloped.
The director of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said that though we live in a wicked world, our culture is of love and respect for human dignity.
He said the two organisations coming together in the solidarity gesture is “a new message to the world that enough is enough”.
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