Vice President Yemi Osinbajo states the future of a Nigeria that works for all, no matter faith or ethnic background, depends upon complete and precise understanding of its histories.
Osinbajos spokesperson Laolu Akande, in a declaration in Abuja, stated the vice president essentially signed up with the inauguration of the Nigeria History Fund by the James Adekunle Ojelabi Structure on Monday.
The fund is devoted to, to name a few things, supporting history trainees with a scholarship plan.
Osinbajo stated that the reintroduction of history into the curriculum of main and secondary schools throughout the nation in 2019 by the Federal Federal government got a commendation from numerous.
He stated that the choice was not simply substantiated of the requirement to bring back the topic in schools however in acknowledgment of its contribution to the socio-political, financial, and cultural advancement of Nigeria.
When the Federal Federal government chose to reestablish history into the curriculum throughout main and secondary schools in 2015, it was a choice substantiated of the acknowledgment that initially our kids should understand where they are originating from and have an understanding of the life that preceded them.
History is far too vital for us to deprioritise; it motivates us as people not to limit ourselves to believing in the short-term, however to keep in mind that we too are living histories.
We can not surefootedly chart a course forward without comprehending where we are originating from. Vision is essential however so too is memory.
Nation-building needs us to establish both professors of creativity and remembrance. Undoubtedly, this stewardship of nationwide memory is a primary civic responsibility.
The future of a Nigeria that works for everyone, no matter faith or ethnic background, depends upon complete and precise understanding of our histories.
Osinbajo stated the countries variety as a special strength for promoting nationwide advancement would not be understood without an extensive understanding of its various cultural practices and social standards that are embedded in history.
He stated that Nigerians were blessed to come from a country that had such an abundant history of art, innovation, trade, metallurgy, political administration amongst numerous fields of human endeavour,.
The vice president was sorry for that the plentiful inheritance was typically underexplored and underappreciated.
History is a large tank of cultural, spiritual, and social capital waiting to be mined by a generation that will not disregard the ancient landmarks of our odyssey as an individuals.
Whilst our ethnic variety is a terrific strength, among the most significant difficulties to nation-building is this exact same ethnoreligious variety which can likewise stimulate damaging social dispute.
He stated that the Nigeria History Fund was a befitting homage to the late historian, James Adekunle Ojelabi.
Osinbajo stated that, as black individuals, as Africans, Nigerians should recover their histories and support scholastic environments that made that possible.
As somebody for whom a lot of his life was devoted to guaranteeing that the stories of our past were offered the attention they truly are worthy of, supporting history trainees with a scholarship plan is a thoughtful homage to his tradition.
I am likewise happy to hear that the fund will keep discussions alive about the value of history for modern-day Nigeria, he stated.
In his remarks, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity Home, Lagos, who was a visitor speaker at the event, highlighted the value of history in the advancement and affirmation of individuals and their neighborhoods.
The occasion, which accompanied the very first anniversary of the James Adekunle Ojelabi Structure, included the discussion of awards to deserving people, consisting of noteworthy historians like Prof. Bolanle Wonder, Prof. Banji Akintoye to name a few.