In 1956 there was a country… whose first Mayor in a place called Enugu was a Fulani man by the name of Mallam Umaru Altine. He was not appointed but elected TWICE as Mayor.
There was a country which has a place called Port Harcourt. The people of Port Harcourt elected a man called Chief John Umolu (from Etsako in today’s Edo State) to represent its municipality in the Eastern Region House of Assembly.
In 1959 there was a country, a country where when its Eastern House of Chiefs was constituted and a man named Mallam Umaru Yushau, the Sarkin Hausawa or Chief of the Hausas in Onitsha, was elected a member of the Eastern House of Chiefs.
In 1957 there was a country which has a city called Kano. Kano celebrated the appointment of one Felix Okonkwo, as a special member of the Northern House of Chiefs.
In 1950 in a place called Lagos Olorunimbe was the first Mayor of Lagos with Mboni Ojike his deputy
In 1952 a man from Ogwashi Ukwu, by the name of Chike Ekwuiyasi represented Benin West in the Western House of Assembly
Waoh! Really impressive!!
That was our Great Country Nigeria… So what happened to our country?
To especially the young people who imagine Nigeria has always been a jungle where lawlessness and tribalism reign, …it is not so!
We can have that country, that Nigeria back again. Yes we can!
IT IS POSSIBLE!!!
*HOW? …Through the UNDERSTANDING of the BIGGER PICTURE called NIGERIA!*