Nigeria at 52 was marked at the resident of His Excellency, Eric Tonye Aworabhi, Ambassador Extra Ordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Italy and Abania formally on the 6th of October 2012. The reason for marking the independence on the above date, which is difference from the day, which is usually on the 1st of October is to enable Nigerians both in the working sectors to participate in the occasion. This celebration marks the continuous relationship between the mission and Nigerians in Italy.
Apart from being the first independence celebration by His excellency, Eric Toyin Aworabi, his interest for the people he has come to serve is in the fore front. In his address, he promised to do his best to work with all arms communities and associations without leaving any stone unturned.
At the occasion was the Ambassador and his wife, the Ambassador to the Holy see, 'Vatican' and his wife and other important high profile Nigerians in Italy.
NUNAI led all other associations and communities to the occasion and all were well represented and attended to.