By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—SOME senior citizens, including first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai and Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, will on March 25, 2017 converge in Benin City, Edo State, to honour one of the nation’s nationalists, late Chief Anthony Enahoro.
Other leaders expected at the event include Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, immediate past governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, Senator Nosike Ikpo, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and elders and leaders involved in the nationalist struggle.
The honour to be bestowed on late Chief Enahoro is being sponsored by the Castle of Legends Initiative, led by the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri.
The event will also witness a lecture to be delivered by Chief Edebiri, entitled, Immortalizing our Heroes Past: Nigerian nationalists in Focus.
Addressing journalists in Benin City, Chief Edebiri, explained that “The Castle of Legend Initiative is a group which was formed to pick those nationalists who contributed so much for the nation but have been forgotten. We identify them and honour them because it is sad that a lot of our great men and women who contributed immensely to the growth of this nation have been forgotten.”