Thursday, 12 April 2012

Emancipation Day

The House of Representatives is pushing for the adoption of August First every year as the day of Emancipation of the black race.
This follows a parley between officials of the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in Nigeria and the House Committee on Diaspora in Abuja.
The date, if adopted by the continental body, will act a rallying point for Africans in Diaspora.
Correspondent  Lawrence Umoette reports that the meeting also threw up pertinent issues of maximizing the full potentials of Africans across the globe.
In what was like a home coming for the envoy, Nyuham Obika went down memory lane chronicling the contributions of the black race in building what is today regarded as the developed world.
He however did not fail to stress the need for an articulate and comprehensive platform to tap into the abundant talents of Africans in Diaspora.
This, he said, is where the need for the Emancipation day comes in.
The Committee on Diaspora beliefs there was urgent need for the continent to identify and celebrate its numerous talents across the globe even as it continues to battle the problems of corruption and bad leadership.
With efforts on to put in perspective the Emancipation day, there are also calls for the streamlining of the Diaspora committee in the House to rise to the occasion.
The lawmakers intend to liaise with parliaments across the African Continent and other political leaders to make the emancipation day true some day

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