Professor Daryl Zizwe Poe of Lincoln University, Pennysylvania, USA has said the abandonment of the ethos of African liberation movements is the undoing of the African development.
Professor Poe stated this while delivering a lecture titled, US Civil Rights and African Liberation Movements at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
He said though the United States civil rights movements were deeply connected to African liberation movements materially and spiritually, Africans leaders, however, got it wrong by identifying their individual country’s needs instead of forging a common front.
He said the youth could rekindle the fire known of the African liberation movements if they were serious and focused on the overall development of the African continent instead of seeking individual gains.
Professor Poe said until the youths redeem their culture,imperialism and neocolonialism would continue to be the bane of African development.
Earlier, President/Vice Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo said the lecturer brought to the fore eminent perspectives on historical moments that shaped the present and future of both African and American continents.