The Embassy of Cuba participates in tribute to comrade K. K. Martin - Luther Kassonghov Kasmarlot.

Nigeria, February 4, 2022.- The Cuban embassy in Nigeria was invited by the Nigerian Workers Congress (NLC) to participate in the tribute offered to comrade KK Martin - Luther Kassonghov Kasmarlot after his death this January 2, 2022.

The event was presided over by the Honorable Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labor and Employment, and by Ayuba Waba, President of the NLC, and in which representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in the country and the Nigerian trade union movement participated.

Comrade General Kassonghov, as he is known and affectionately called, was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Congo-Zaire, where he participated in the struggle for its independence. He moved to Nigeria where he was linked to the Nigerian Labor Movement for a long period until his death.

He was the founder of the guerrilla struggle in Africa. Followed by the ideas of Patricio Lubumba. He was part of the team that met Ernesto Che Guevara in Tanzania in 1965, and a participant in guerrilla activities in the Congo. He participated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, of which he took pride as a founding member.

They highlight in him his love for Africa, his struggle to defend the rights of the Continent and above all, his anti-imperialist vision.

During the event, the Cuban ambassador to this country, Clara M. Pulido Escandell, conveyed her condolences and highlighted the values ​​of this beloved African comrade, whom she pointed out was a prominent Luumbist and Pan-Africanist, a friend of the Cuban Revolution.

(Embassy of Cuba in Nigeria)

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