Ilajes Honour Manuwa, Demand Return Of Itebu-manuwa To Ondo
ONDO State indigenes have called on the Federal Government to relocate Itebu-manuwa community from Ogun State to the state, lamenting that the location is negatively affecting the psyche of the people in the entire south senatorial district of the state.
The President of Ilaje Medical Doctors Association, Dr. Elihu Medunoye, declared this yesterday, in Akure, during the first Memorial lecture in honour of the first consultant physician and former Governor-general, late Sir Samuel Manuwa.
Medunoye said: "In 2014, when 100 eminent Nigerians were honoured to mark the nation's centenary, Sir Samuel Manuwa's name was conspicuously absent. As a people, the Ilajes as a whole are baffled by this development.
"The psyche of the Ilaje people has been and bitterly brutalized by the powers that be because of this monumental injustice," he said. According to him, "Perhaps the non-recognition of this man of timbre and calibre, a single tree that made a forest and medical juggernaut is metaphorical.
"Could this be one reason why nowadays many civil servants are not ready to commit themselves to the demands of their beats because no one would accord them honour after leaving office”?