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Watch The video Shared By FFK That Talks About The Amalgamation Of 1914

Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation has taken to his Official Twitter handle to share a Radio interview with Oloye Lekan Alabi, who emphasised on how Nigeria came into existence and what the founding Fathers said about Nigeria.

Oloye Lekan Alabi (left)

Oloye Lekan Alabi argued that even the founding Fathers that joined forces together to request for freedom from the Colonial Masters were of the view that the amalgamation of 1914 was detrimental to the development of the Country.

According to Oloye Lekan Alabi, he made it known that the first Prime Minister in Nigeria, Tafawa Balewa established in 1948 that;

“The Colonial Masters has been trying to turn Nigeria into one Country since 1914, but the Nigeria people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign or willingness to unite. He further said that Nigeria's unity is only a British invention.”

Speaking further, he also quoted the statement of Nnamdi Azikwe in 1964 which suggested that;

“It is better for us and many admirers abroad that we should disintegrate in peace and not in pieces. And if the Politicians fail to listen to this warning, then I will venture the prediction that the experience of the Republic of Congo will be a child's play if ever it comes to our turn to play such role.”

Oloye Lekan Alabi said that Obafemi Awolowo also argued in 1947 that the Country called Nigeria is just a mere geographic expression just like it is in England.

Photo obtained to back the claim

While reacting to this, Nigerians on social media questioned that, since our founding Fathers did not believe in the 1914 amalgamation, why then did they allow the amalgamation to remain till date? See some of the reactions below:

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