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The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by cocolacec(m): 6:28pm On Nov 11, 2020
Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR (Yoruba: Ọbafẹ́mi Oyèníyì Awólọ́wọ̀; 6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987), was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria's independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War.[citation needed] The son of a Yoruba farmer, he was one of the truly self-made men among his contemporaries in Nigeria.

As a young man he was an active journalist, editing publications such as the Nigerian worker, on top of others as well. After receiving his bachelors of commerce degree in Nigeria, he traveled to London to pursue his degree in law.[citation needed] Obafemi Awolowo was the first premier of the Western Region and later federal commissioner for finance, and vice chairman of the Federal Executive Council during the Nigerian Civil War. He was thrice a major contender for his country's highest office.

A native of Ikenne in Ogun State of south-western Nigeria, he started his career, like some of his well-known contemporaries, as a nationalist in the Nigerian Youth Movement in which he rose to become Western Provincial Secretary. Awolowo was responsible for much of the progressive social legislation that has made Nigeria a modern nation. Awolowo was the first Leader of Government Business and Minister of Local Government and Finance, and first Premier of the Western Region under Nigeria's parliamentary system, from 1952 to 1959. He was the official Leader of the Opposition in the federal parliament to the Balewa government from 1959 to 1963.In 1963 he was imprisoned under the accusations of sedition and was not pardoned by the government until 1966, after which he assumed the role as Minister of Finance. In recognition of all of this, Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named as the leader of the Yorubas (Yoruba: Asiwaju Awon Yoruba or Asiwaju Omo Oodua).

Politics
Awolowo was Nigeria's foremost federalist. In his Path to Nigerian Freedom (1947) – the first systematic federalist manifesto by a Nigerian politician – he advocated federalism as the only basis for equitable national integration and, as head of the Action Group, he led demands for a federal constitution, which was introduced in the 1954 Lyttleton Constitution, following primarily the model proposed by the Western Region delegation led by him. As premier, he proved to be and was viewed as a man of vision and a dynamic administrator.

Awolowo was also the country's leading social democratic politician. He supported limited public ownership and limited central planning in government. He believed that the state should channel Nigeria's resources into education and state-led infrastructural development. Controversially, and at considerable expense, he introduced free primary education for all and free health care for children in the Western Region, established the first television service in Africa in 1959, and the Oduduwa Group, all of which were financed from the highly lucrative cocoa industry which was the mainstay of the regional economy.

Legacy
In 1992, the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation was founded as an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organisation committed to furthering the symbiotic interaction of public policy and relevant scholarship with a view to promoting the overall development of the Nigerian nation[citation needed]. The Foundation was launched by the President of Nigeria at that time, General Ibrahim Babangida, at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.

However, his most important bequests (styled Awoism) are his exemplary integrity, his welfarism, his contributions to hastening the process of decolonisation and his consistent and reasoned advocacy of federalism-based on ethno-linguistic self-determination and uniting politically strong states-as the best basis for Nigerian unity[citation needed]. Awolowo died peacefully at his Ikenne home, the Efunyela Hall (so named after his mother), on 9 May 1987, at the age of 78 and was laid to rest in Ikenne, amid tributes across political and ethno-religious divides.

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Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by juman(m): 6:31pm On Nov 11, 2020
Gbam.
Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by naija4life247: 6:54pm On Nov 11, 2020
Good product does not need advertisements. That’s the real biological founding father of Nigeria. I won’t say more than that.

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Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by IamWonderful: 6:56pm On Nov 11, 2020
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Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by longetivity(m): 7:20pm On Nov 11, 2020
The three prominent NIGERIA nationalists are


Chief obafemi Awolowo


Dr Nnamdi Azikwe (zik)


Sir Ahmadu Bello (saudana of Sokoto)
Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by Kzinne: 7:23pm On Nov 11, 2020
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Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by illicit(m): 7:53pm On Nov 11, 2020
OAU Ife....
Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by Nobody: 8:00pm On Nov 11, 2020
F*ck that bastard that masturbates to Dead Owls angry Lugard, F*ck The Palm Wine drinking slowpoke Azikiwe angry , F*ck that gworo eating chimpanzee Tafawa Balewaangry and more importantly F*ck the Amala eating masturbator Obafemi Awolowo angry.


You'd say I'm frustrated yeah, I'm frustrated at the way Nigeria is today.undecided

We'll soon see the light at the end of the tunnel though.
Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by Nobody: 8:03pm On Nov 11, 2020
Awolowo is the father of tribalism in Nigeria and advise you younger generations to be wary of people with such characters.


He poked nature and thought he could get away with it without consequences, well of course he died regretting his actions.


Awolowo is far from been a nationalist but the character that introduced tribalism to politics of today
Re: The Achievement Of Pa Obafemi Awolowo Of Western Region. by Nobody: 8:03pm On Nov 11, 2020
longetivity:
The three prominent NIGERIA nationalists are



Chief obafemi Awolowo



Dr Nnamdi Azikwe (zik)



Sir Ahmadu Bello (saudana of Sokoto)


Please Awolowo is not a nationalist.

He is the father of tribalism in Nigeria

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