The history about the birth of Nigeria courtesy of the 1914 Amalgamation by the then Governor General, Lord Frederick Lugard is about to be wiped away totally going by the Nation's bad maintenance culture, especially as it relates to some of our historical sites.
The Amalgamation house located in Ikot Abasi ,Akwa Ibom State, signifies the birth place of Nigeria as a Nation. This building was the birth place of Nigeria where Lord Lugard signed the law that brought the Northern and Southern protectorates together in 1914, thus creating a single entity known as present day Nigeria.
The building that has important historical artifact through which our present day learners can know more about the birth of the nation which they have learnt in school, is being left to rot away as successive government has not deem it fit to renovate this historical structure.
This same building also represents the second coming of the nation after the 1967 to 1970 civil war as the treaty of no " victor no vanquish agreement of the Nigerian government and the Biafra forces were also signed. Today, the birthplace of Nigeria and an historical family house is been left uncared for.
Some of the historical materials which can still be found inside this building which was on an elevated concrete pillars, a typical late 19th and early 20th century structure includes the Picture of Lord Lugard and his wife Flora Shaw, a wooden chair and table a type writer, transistor radio, speaker and antique telephone,
This historical edifice must not be allowed to go into into oblivion, this is the time to protect this historical monument for our future generations.
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