|"The Golden Generation of Igbere"
According to HRH Eze Rowland A. Ekeoma, the Akpondi of Amakpo Igbere,
“the Golden Generation of Igbere is made up of an age, majority of who could
not go to school or participate in the study of Western Culture and Education,
but who in fact tried to educate the children of our present generation.”
He continued, “We have seen members of the Golden Generation at work:
they started town/clan meetings, built schools and colleges, health centers,
opened new roads, maintained old ones; some were members of the church
Choir who got baptized and adopted English names.
As traders and artisans they traveled to far away places, made friends from
countless culture and tribes. Some were solders during the First and Second
World Wars. And when the wars were over, they resumed their old trades,
learnt pidgin English; they became “White men in Black Skins”. They took their
immediate cultures outside their native homesteads, raised their children
outside their immediate cultures. It was to their credit that the old villages have
turned (or are turning) into modern townships and mini-cities.
The Golden Generation believed in one man – the late Nnmadi Azikikwe.
Those who disagree with him were enemies of the people. They joined in the
struggle for Independendence of Nigeria from Colonia Rule. The Good Old
Days are going…. Or gone.”
Read the profile of a member of this Golden Generation
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