Nigeria: Varsity Don Proffers Solutions To Impending Signs Of Collapse And Disintegration
By Our Reporter
A University Don, from the Department of History and International Relations, Abia State University, Uturu, ABSU Professor Ejitu Nnechi Ota has said that Nigerian leaders have to imbibe a reasonable dosage of history, if the country must avoid the impending signs of collapse and disintegration.
The Professor of Nigerian History and Politics, who gave the advice, while delivering the 57th Inaugural lecture of ABSU, on the topic, ” When history beckons; deconstructing the dialectics of Nigerian Politics since 1946″ at the University auditorium, emphasized the need for proper balancing of power, upholding the rule of law, satisfying basic human needs of Nigerians and others, as recommended in the 2014 confab report, to restore hope for Nigeria and Nigerians.
To this end, he called for a new constitution, of the Westminister parliamentary model, that reflects true federalism, as a way of redeeming Nigeria from its current quagmire, and put the country back on track as the beacon of hope, not only for Africa, but for people of Africa descent all over the world.
He explained that such constitution will give birth to a new Nigeria, whose citizens will no longer be treated as pariahs in other countries.
The ABSU Vice Chancellor and also Chairman of the occasion, Professor Onyemachi Maxwell Ogbulu in his remarks earlier, stressed the importance of History, but however lamented the way it’s been treated in the country.
He noted that lecture remained a harvest of intellectual knowledge gathered over the years, which in itself is history deployed for academic development.
He used the forum to call for attitudinal change by parents, who insist their children must study some particular professional courses like law, medicine and surgery, nursing and others, when the child can further develop his or her God’s given potentials in other areas, where he orbshe, stands even better chance of gaining admission.
In a vote of thanks, the Director of Research and Publications, Professor Victor Nwaugo, congratulated the inaugural lecturer for the focus of his lecture and for a job well done.
Highpoint of the occasion, was the admittance of the Inaugural lecturer into the hall of fame of “Distinguished Professors” of the University, as well as the presentation of gift to him by the Vice Chancellor on behalf of the University, while the Faculty members, his Department, Committee of Friends, Community members and others also presented gifts to the Inaugural lecturer in appreciation.
The event which witnessed massive turn out also had the full complement of Management in attendance.