Chief Obafemi Awlowo
It is safe to say Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence, was a man who saw tomorrow.
Unlike clerics of today who make predictions that never come to past, Awolowo have made predictions and many of them have been fulfilled.
He predicted the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as president and the conflict that is ongoing in the northeast of Nigeria started by the Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
Some of Awolowo’s prediction date back as far as 1947. Thanks to Obafemi Awolowo Foundation, Nigerians can enjoy some of the most popular quotes and prediction by Awolowo.
In what will be a trilogy by PM News, here are some quotes by the former Federal Commissioner of Finance.
Awo on an Ijaw Presidency of Nigeria
“I look forward to the day – not in the far distant future – when an Ijaw would be President of our Republic, and a Birom his Vice or vice versa.”
– Speech at the UPN’s First Campaign (1978): In Voice of Wisdom (1981)
Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan
Awo On Future Conflicts
“The seed for a future minority problem in the North has been sown by the Government. It will grow with growing political consciousness on the part of those who settle permanently in the North.”
– Path to Nigerian Freedom. 1947
Awo On The Risk That The Few Rich Are Running“We have in our midst about 1,000 rich Nigerians who in the past cleverly rigged the sources of the wealth of our nation, and we are now tactically poised to oligopolise all the munificent avenues of riches that may supervene now and in the future. The rich, and the highly-placed in business, public life, and government, are running a dreadful risk in their callous neglect of the poor and down-trodden.”
– Address delivered to …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper