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“What I was saying was that actually, it was a deliberate decision by young people to gravitate towards the kind of courses that were worthy’ and we have ended up with a generation that is quite ignorant about the history of our country and that has tremendous consequences for us; how we see ourselves, how we define ourselves, and the culture of quarrelsomeness that have become part and parcel of our society today.”
His retirement as Chairman of Cadbury was described by many as the end of an era in Nigerian business. Mr Kolade joined the faculty of the Lagos Business School until his appointment in 2001, as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
The Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Hassan Kukah, says the current “quarrelsomeness” in Nigeria is a consequence of the ignorance of the younger generation about the history of the country.
On his part, Mr Anyaoku was elected third Secretary-General of the Commonwealth by Heads of Government at their meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 1989 and took office in July 1990 and served, after re-election, for two terms of 5 years each up to 2000.
“He has led an exemplary life in everything. As Commonwealth Secretary General, he made Nigeria proud by the way he conducted himself and the affairs of the Commonwealth, to the glory of God, the honour of his country and that institution, the Commonwealth,” Mr Gowon wrote.
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