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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Captainrambo2: 6:47pm On May 21
undecided I wasnt born then
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 6:48pm On May 21
successmatters:


The awolowo free education made people from the old mid West highly literate? Wonder why your states are not doing free education today if free education makes dull people suddenly bright. Delta and Benin people had always been intelligent, pre independence till today. It's nature, not because of Awolowo.

It's criminal not to develop Sapele, Ughelli, Warri and Asaba despite the numerous natural and human resources there. Awolowo wasn't from Ibadan but ibadan speaks his language, he doesn't understand not trust the other languages, that's why he refused to give them any meaningful position, or develop their places.

To him, it's either they accept their second class status or jump into the lagoon.
You obviously don't know what literate means

Literate is the ability to read and write which is a skilled acquired by people it has nothing to do with intelligence.

Please read before making a fool of yourself on a public forum.

Further more, let us not get ahead of ourselves, as at the time mid-western region broke away from West. Cocoa was the main earner of foreign reserve and earner of revenue for the government. The major source of revenue from mid west was palm oil. Petrol was not a big thing then.

Again, it’s not like Awolowo was developing the whole of Yoruba land while leaving the non Yorubas to suffer. He developed ibadan to the taste of a capital just like Easterners were developing Enugu, while the rest of Western region was developing at similar pace together with non Yoruba areas.

The Edo's bone of contention has always been the comparisons between ibadan and Benin. They said they expected him to have made Benin the same way with ibadan..

Now tell me any city that was as developed as Enugu in the old Eastern region or state as developed as Abuja in today's Nigeria?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:48pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
Please go and play with toys or watch cartoon, this discourse is way above your intelligence level

Thank you
face the topic Mister cheesy

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by maestroferddi: 6:49pm On May 21
Amotolongbo:
These people won’t leave their cave and read to understand what is going on or what exists outside their immediate environment.

All they hear and know is Yoruba, Yoruba, Yoruba. What is this Yoruba, and what does Yoruba entails?
Is it a single entity?

As it stands on that list, all entities were almost represented and some Yoruba parts/dialects like Ijesha, Akoko et al were not represented, what do you want them to say?

The Midwest comprises majorly of Itsekiri, Edo, Esan, Ishoko/Urhobo and they are represented.
Ministers were selected provincially in a way that could be likened to be the Federal character today.
You are talking off point...

How many LGs are in Ijesha and Akoko today?

The Yorubas going by the list could not find even one person of Delta Igbo origin worthy of appointment as a minister or an assistant...

Mind you we are talking about 9 LGAs as at today...

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:50pm On May 21
You hear them claiming they built the tallest building in Ibadan, First TV station in Ibadan , Odua industrial estate, after milking Delta and Edo of their resources and left them with nothing. .

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by maestroferddi: 6:52pm On May 21
Tyrant28:
These pigs are slow oo, how is it different from the one from Eastern regionembarassed
So much for Yoruba love for anything Igbo...

Delta North, 9 LGs zero representation...

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 6:52pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:



b]Kindly read more during Eastern region [/b]
Okpara called his political philosophy “pragmatic socialism” and indeed through an ingenious, well-choreographed, economic blueprint raised the bar of infrastructural development across the defunct Eastern Region which comprised Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers States.
Dr. Okpara was a prudent manager of men and materials that made merit the hallmark of his leadership recruitment model. That was why he could accept Chief Okwulehie’s recommendation of the Obubra, Cross River State-born Dr. Samuel Imoke (1912-2015) for nomination as minister of education; it was for same reason that he had the presence of mind to bring late Chief Ogbuagu on board to head Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation (ENDC)…a regime of square pegs in square holes, that is! Dr. Okpara was, through the ENDC, establishing a Pepsi Cola Plant in Onitsha, a shoe industry and a textile mill were springing up in Owerri and Aba, Obodu cattle ranch in Cross River, Cement Factory in Cross River and Nkalagu, Port-Harcourt was not left out. It was within same dispensation that an industrial estate was conceived and delivered in Trans Amadi area while the Alfa Plant for plywood production berthed on Eastern Region’s shores. Mecheiin factory in Port Harcourt History also has it that it was the provision of abundant public utilities by Dr. Okpara’s administration that attracted both Michelin Tyre and Glass factory to the soil of Eastern Region. Those of us who were born in the 1970s met standard, well-paved roads, pipe-borne water flowing from taps in individual rural homes and uninterrupted power supply. What is more, Presidential Hotels Enugu and Port-Harcourt still stand tall today as some of the signature hospitality statements made during the era under review.

Dr. Okpara’s legacy of aggressive industrialization and even development can further be seen in his establishment of Adapalm Ohaji in present-day Imo State and several farm settlements spread across the defunct region. Likewise, Modern Ceramics Industry and Golden Guinea Breweries Umuahia are also eloquent testaments of Dr. Okpara’s unmatched industrial revolution. And to think that his administration accomplished all these with proceeds from palm produce, one cannot but appreciate the genius in this man who served his people, chose not to serve self and family to the point of being unable, by election, to build a hut for himself and family in his ancestral home of Ohuhu, Umuahis in today’s Abia State.
Oh so he built Factories in Aba

What happened to those he built elsewhere, did they disappear?
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:54pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
Oh so he built Factories in Aba

What happened to those he built elsewhere, did they disappear?
Can you list what Awolowo built in Edo and Delta during western regional government

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 6:56pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:
You hear them claiming they built the tallest building in Ibadan, First TV station in Ibadan , Odua industrial estate, after milking Delta and Edo of their resources and left them with nothing. .
What were their major resources?

In Nigeria today, the West has Five state minus lagos with almost twice the size of Delta and Edo in Landmass. Hence, it’s very obvious that the Yoruba half of the Western region produced a whole lot since Agriculture was our main export..

The Old east has Five states but old Eastern minorities now have twice the size of your region, And oh! your region is now land locked

So who was milking who?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 6:57pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:

Can you list what Awolowo built in Edo and Delta during western regional government
The Nigerian timber industry at Sapele, the United African Company erected what was once the largest factory unit in Africa, 

Giving them free education which positioned Delta and Edo to have the highest level of literacy in the South South today.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 6:59pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
You obviously don't know what literate means

Literate is the ability to read and write which is a skilled acquired by people it has nothing to do with intelligence.

Please read before making a fool of yourself on a public forum.

Further more, let us not get ahead of ourselves, as at the time mid-western region broke away from West. Cocoa was the main earner of foreign reserve and earner of revenue for the government. The major source of revenue from mid west was palm oil. Petrol was not a big thing then.

Again, it’s not like Awolowo was developing the whole of Yoruba land while leaving the non Yorubas to suffer. He developed ibadan to the taste of a capital just like Easterners were developing Enugu, while the rest of Western region was developing at similar pace together with non Yoruba areas.

The Edo's bone of contention has always been the comparisons between ibadan and Benin. They said they expected him to have made Benin the same way with ibadan..

Now tell me any city that was as developed as Enugu in the old Eastern region or state as developed as Abuja in today's Nigeria?

Please don't descend to insults, it's an excuse your people use whenever they are being beaten online.

The Benin had rubber, timber before palm oil. Yorubas just decided to promote cocoa, just because it suited their narrative.

Onitsha, Aba and Nnewi were more developed than Enugu .

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Haywhysat: 7:00pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
List the one built in cross river, Rivers and Akwa ibom.
Boss, you earlier said, yorubas marginalized the minorities by not giving them positions, now, we have seen that, there were 7 key positions among the minorities, what's up with igbos vs yorubas everytime?
Na wa oo, my best friend for school na igbo, and we hardly remember our tribe, we just vibe....


Igbo and yorubas in real life don't fight, but on nairaland, fight and argument everytime...

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 7:01pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:
You hear them claiming they built the tallest building in Ibadan, First TV station in Ibadan , Odua industrial estate, after milking Delta and Edo of their resources and left them with nothing. .

They milked the Edo of their rubber,
milked Ughelli and Sapele of their timber
Milked Warri for their fishes and aquatic life
Milked Anioma of their Palm oil

And left them with precious NOTHING.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Haywhysat: 7:02pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:
You hear them claiming they built the tallest building in Ibadan, First TV station in Ibadan , Odua industrial estate, after milking Delta and Edo of their resources and left them with nothing. .


Boss, you earlier said, yorubas marginalized the minorities by not giving them positions, now, we have seen that, there were 7 key positions among the minorities, what's up with igbos vs yorubas everytime?
Na wa oo, my best friend for school na igbo, and we hardly remember our tribe, we just vibe....


Igbo and yorubas in real life don't fight, but on nairaland, fight and argument everytime...

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Odingo1: 7:02pm On May 21
Great work, keep on exposing these chameleons for what they are. What the SW want is only what favour them. Imagine what they did to mid-westerners giving them only assistant post and corner everything to Ibadan. They just want one Nigeria for chest beating, so that they will keep telling you how Lagos is the best in Nigeria despite been built by Nigeria collective wealth.

People that drive joy that their country Nigeria have one single international airport and seaport located in one state than to have such in other places.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:02pm On May 21
successmatters:


Please don't descend to insults, it's an excuse your people use whenever they are being beaten online.

The Benin had rubber, timber before palm oil. Yorubas just decided to promote cocoa, just because it suited their narrative

Onitsha, Aba and Nnewi were more developed than Enugu .
@ emboldened
Ghana and Ivory coast economies were sustained by cocoa then and Nigeria was also a major producer then thanks to the west

Ivory coast still depend on Cocoa today to sustain its economy.

Ondo and Edo are very similar in terrain, so you should know what can be cultivated in Edo can also be cultivated in Ondo.

What else again?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 7:03pm On May 21
Haywhysat:



Boss, you earlier said, yorubas marginalized the minorities by not giving them positions, now, we have seen that, there were 7 key positions among the minorities, what's up with igbos vs yorubas everytime?
Na wa oo, my best friend for school na igbo, and we hardly remember our tribe, we just vibe....


Igbo and yorubas in real life don't fight, but on nairaland, fight and argument everytime...

7 low ranking, assistant positions. Please remember that.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:05pm On May 21
successmatters:


7 low ranking, assistant positions. Please remember that.
Minister of Labour Education and Justice are low ranking positions?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Anambra1stSon(m): 7:06pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
List the one built in cross river, Rivers and Akwa ibom.
Akwa Ibom then was under Cross River, Okpara built Cement factory and Obudu cattle ranch in Cross River, established Rice farm in Ogoja, in Rivers state Okpara built Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, industrial estate was conceived and delivered in Trans Amadi area while the Alfa Plant for plywood production berthed on Eastern Region’s shores. Mecheiin factory and Palm plantation in Rivers state encourage farm settlements in the whole region

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:09pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:

Akwa Ibom then was under Cross River, Okpara built Cement factory and Obudu cattle ranch, established Rice farm in Ogoja, in Rivers Presidential Hotel, industrial estate was conceived and delivered in Trans Amadi area while the Alfa Plant for plywood production berthed on Eastern Region’s shores. Mecheiin factory and Palm plantation encourage farm settlements in the whole region
When I have a comprehensive list of industries built in the mid west, I would do this with you.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sammy07: 7:10pm On May 21
successmatters:


Port Harcourt, we called it the garden city for a reason of it being well pruned and maintained. Think about the hotel presidential.

Bayelsa nko?
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Odingo1: 7:14pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
When I have a comprehensive list of industries built in the mid west, I would do this with you.
No Yoruba man will contemplate of building anything outside Yoruba area. They practice most tribalism in Nigeria.

If you post fake concocted news, we will tackle you with fact.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sammy07: 7:15pm On May 21
successmatters:


They milked the Edo of their rubber,
milked Ughelli and Sapele of their timber
Milked Warri for their fishes and aquatic life
Milked Anioma of their Palm oil

And left them with precious NOTHING.

Any evidence for this??

Anambra1stson, I'll give you the full list if I have it.
This were the ones I know and I saw most.


Awolowo was able to partner with several foreign
investors. These include: National Bank of Nigeria, Wema Bank
of Nigeria, Great Nigeria Insurance Company, the Nigeria General
Insurance Company, the Nigeria General Insurance Company,
Gravil Enthoven and Company, Lagos Airport Hotel, Vegetable
Oil, Cocoa Industries, Odu’a Textiles, Wrought Iron Ltd, Union
Beverages Ltd, Sunga Company, Wemabod Estates, Western
Livestock, Fisheries Services Ltd, Caxton Press, Epe Plywood,
Askar Paints, Nigeria Crafts and Bags Ltd, Nipol Plastic, Phoenix
Motors etc.

None of these are in his home town.


Edited.
Cocoa House, Liberty stadium, TV station

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:16pm On May 21
Odingo1:

No Yoruba man will contemplate of building anything outside Yoruba area. They practice most tribalism in Nigeria.

If you post fake concocted news, we will tackle you with fact.
He wasn't building anything for himself

We are talking about state projects
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Anambra1stSon(m): 7:23pm On May 21
Sammy07:


Any evidence for this??

Anambra1stson, I'll give you the full list if I have it.
This were the ones I know and I saw most.


Awolowo was able to partner with several foreign
investors. These include: National Bank of Nigeria, Wema Bank
of Nigeria, Great Nigeria Insurance Company, the Nigeria General
Insurance Company, the Nigeria General Insurance Company,
Gravil Enthoven and Company, Lagos Airport Hotel, Vegetable
Oil, Cocoa Industries, Odu’a Textiles, Wrought Iron Ltd, Union
Beverages Ltd, Sunga Company, Wemabod Estates, Western
Livestock, Fisheries Services Ltd, Caxton Press, Epe Plywood,
Askar Paints, Nigeria Crafts and Bags Ltd, Nipol Plastic, Phoenix
Motors etc.

None of these are in his home town.


Edited.
Cocoa House, Liberty stadium, TV station

What did Awolowo build in Delta and Edo

After swindling them of their resources to develop Ibadan

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 7:24pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
Minister of Labour Education and Justice are low ranking positions?


What about the other 4?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 7:26pm On May 21
Sammy07:


Bayelsa nko?

Bayelsa was under Port Harcourt, you should have asked about Abakaliki when I mentioned Enugu?

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:27pm On May 21
successmatters:

What about the other 4?
Minister of Economic plan and development?
Minister of Economic affairs?
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by maestroferddi: 7:27pm On May 21
Sunshineg5:
So who is holding Ministry of Justice, Labour and Education in the West?

We even created a special ministry for minority called the ministry mid west.
In other words, you were running the Mid-West as a conquered colony...

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by successmatters(m): 7:28pm On May 21
Odingo1:

No Yoruba man will contemplate of building anything outside Yoruba area. They practice most tribalism in Nigeria.

If you post fake concocted news, we will tackle you with fact.

As it was back then, it is still like that today.

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Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sammy07: 7:29pm On May 21
Anambra1stSon:


What did Awolowo build in Delta and Edo

After swindling them of their resources to develop Ibadan

And which resources is that?
Re: Western Region Ministerial List In 60s by Sunshineg5(m): 7:29pm On May 21
maestroferddi:
In other words, you were running the Mid-West as a conquered colony...
How many positions were given to non igbos in the East?.

Take note Yorubas in the West had less ministry and more Yorubas than minorities.

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