Massive Reactions As Photo of Meeting Notice Asking Nigeria How It Can Help Britain Surfaces

Massive Reactions As Photo of Meeting Notice Asking Nigeria How It Can Help Britain Surfaces

  • An old copy of a published notice calling notable Nigerians to a meeting to discuss an issue regarding Britain has resurfaced online
  • On the said paper, Nigerian statesmen like Nnamdi Azikwe were billed to find a way on how the country can help its colonial master, Britain
  • Many people who reacted to the notice on social media were marvelled that Nigeria was on such a glorious pedestal

A copy of a printed public notice put out by the Anglo-Nigerian Corporation, calling for a public meeting in 1947, has surfaced online.

According to an online library archive of the University of Massachusetts, the meeting invited Nnamdi Azikwe and six other speakers on the need to discuss the question:

“How Can Nigeria Help Britain?”
The meeting was to hold at 7:30 pm.
The meeting was slated to hold at a hall in England. Photo source: University of Massachusetts
Source: UGC

The speakers of the meeting

The meeting was to be held at 7:30 pm in Houldsworth Hall Dansgate. Other speakers featured on the list were Prince Adeleke Adedoyin, Chief Nyong-Essien, Dr Olorun-Nimbe, Mrs Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Paul M. Kale, and Mallam Bukar Ditcharima.

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The Yoruba cultural ambassador to the Ooni of Ife, Dotun Taylor, shared a copy of the notice on Instagram below:

Mixed reactions

Below are some of the reactions it gathered when the photo surfaced on Facebook in 2019 by a user identified as Joi John.

Nnadi Bonaventure Chima said:

"That is a diplomatic statement which means how can britain maximise the use of Nigeria."

Kelechi Chii said:

"Nonsensical...How can you help your master??? They were gathered to seek opinion about independence. They were asking for our help to plant evil on us."

Ikemba Okehi said:

"I've been to deansgate Manchester, I didn't know our forebearers discussed Nigeria's issues there. Nice."

Francis Okoro said:

"How can Nigeria reclaim her glory when things have falling apart."

When things were relatively cheaper

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a receipt shared by Tunde Ednut on Instagram showed when 40 bags of cement were reportedly N1520.

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Snap of the purchase paper shows that the products were paid for by one Moshood Ajayi in May 1989.

The snap has since generated reactions among Nigerians on the platform as people took to the comment section to wonder how things have changed since then.


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