Nigerian Unity, What The Past Leaders Said.

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  1. Izu

    Izu Admin Staff Member

    I saw this on Facebook as picture but I have compiled the words in text , here is it -

    Sir Alhaji Tafawa Balewa: 'Since 1914 the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign of willingness to unite... Nigerian unity is only a British invention'. 1948.

    Chief Obafemi Awolowo: 'Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no 'Nigerians' in the same sense as there are 'English', 'Welsh' or 'French'. The word 'Nigerian' is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not'. 1947

    Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe: 'It is better for us and many admirers abroad that we should disintegrate in peace not in pieces. Should the politicians fail to heed this warning, then I will venture the prediction that the experience of the Democratic Republic of Congo will be a child's play if ever it comes to our turn to play such tragic role'. 1964

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