Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, weekend has attributed the lack of adequate information and data system by the Federal Government to the raging tension and controversy being generated in the wake of Professor Chinua Achebe’s latest book titled: There was a country – a personal history of Biafra, Vanguard newspaper reports. Fashola made the remarks in his keynote address at this year’s Achebe Colloquium on Africa, held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island United States of America. Speaking on the theme “The Role of Statecraft in the African Renaissance amidst Regime Change and Ethno-Religious Insurgency – A West African Case Study,” Fashola noted that some commentators suggested that the work had contributed to restoring old tensions and brewing new hostilities, prefacing possible inter-ethnic conflict.
Achebe Book Controversy: Lack of Adequate Information Responsible for Tension – Fashola
- Published: 165 days ago on December 10, 2012
- By: onnaedo.okafor
- Last Modified: December 10, 2012 @ 9:21 am
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