Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Would Hugh Clifford repeat these comments on Nigeria today?

In 1920, Hugh Clifford, the British conquest and occupation governor of Nigeria, makes the following contribution to a “Nigeria Council Debate”:[1]
[Nigeria is a] collection of Independent … States, separated from one another by great distances, by differences of history and traditions and by … racial … political, social and religious barriers.
Today, 5 November 2014, 94 years on, would Hugh Clifford conceivably make those same assertions? If so, why? If not, why not?

[1]Quoted in George C E Enyoazu, “Sovereign National Conference – Will the people have their say at last?”, African Democrat, 30 October 2013.

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