Ila­jes Hon­our Manuwa, De­mand Re­turn Of Itebu-manuwa To Ondo

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS -

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”?

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