The proposition will form one of the deliberations at the 61st annual
conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria with the theme: Nigeria
counts: Issues of National rebirth, which will hold in Port Harcourt,
between October 9 and 13, 2016.
The professor of history told CEOAFRICA in an interviiew hat Nigeria has long been at the mercy of other developed countries, which has made
it underdeveloped till date.
“How can a country known for uprightness and accountability be suffering in the midst of plenty? For how long will Nigeria be known for corruption, assassinations, violence, kidnappings, signature forgery and others?” he queried.
He added that “Nigeria’s former leaders consulted each other during their days in power where solutions were given to problems. It’s high time we retraced our steps to history and provide solutions to the economic recession that is crippling all.”
According to the Professor, he stressed the need for history to be
embraced, adding that” the unity of Nigeria depend on history ,If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. Reminiscence on history and solutions will be given to the Nation’s problem.
“I’m very confident that Historical study will be another solution to
Nigeria’s problem by the time we commence and finish the 61st annual
conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria.”
The erudite scholar described the Historical Society of Nigeria as a
society for helping government find solutions to critical issues
surrounding the nation. He hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for mustering the political will to defeat terrorism, particularly in the northern region, adding that criminality in other parts of the country such as herdsmen/farmers clash are some of the challenges that should not affect the perception of safety in Nigeria.
Nigeria: The largest city in West Africa has been confronted with many
problems causing distractions for President Muhammadu Buhari, Hence the reason behind the upcoming 61st Annual conference, he said.