Father Harps On Unity, Security As Nigeria Clocks 51
The Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, HM
King Prof. T.J.T. Pr1ncewill Amachree XI, Amanyanabo of Kalabari
Kingdom has said Nigeria's 51st Independence anniversary calls
for sober reflection by the citizenry on the journey so far.
In a goodwill message signed by his Chief Press Secretary,
Isikima Harry and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt,
the royal father said that the first fifty years of Nigeria's
nationhood was filled with mixed grill; an oil boom which could
have translated into socio-economic prosperity for all Nigerians
but which unfortunately has been mismanaged, the country, rode
through a topsy-turvy history that witnessed unavoidable civil
war; an aborted civilian governance and military incursion
before berthing at our present democratic experience.
The Kalabari monarch, however, emphasized that the challenges
confronting the nation at 51 were the twin monsters of
insecurity and disunity.
These Challenges, according to king Princewill can be overcome
if all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, tongue or religion join
hands with the authorities to flush out the forces of evil from
He said the time has come for all citizens to see the battle
against terrorism as one that should not be left alone for
security agencies, so as to prevent the current wave of bombing
and killing from escalating.
Besides, the chairman stressed that every effort must be made to
maintain the corporate existence of Nigeria, saying that our
strength as a nation lies in our diversity.
The Royal father canvassed for a summit of royal fathers from
the nation's geo-political zones in order to move the country