Govt inaugurates committee on Nigeria’s Centenary Book

Channels Television  
Updated June 21, 2012

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim, has inaugurated a 10-man presidential committee on the production of Nigeria’s Centenary Book, ahead of the nation’s 100th amalgamation anniversary.

The SGF said that the task before the committee which has Prof.Tekena Tamuno as Chairman was of great importance, as Nigeria’s existence as one entity would be 100 years on Jan. 1, 2014.

The southern protectorate and the northern protectorate were amalgamated on Jan. 1, 1914.

The committee is tasked with responsibility of compiling a compendium of the nation’s history in the past 100 years.

According to him, this is an undertaking that can be described as unique in every sense of the word.

“What is envisaged by this administration, and indeed, the proud citizens of this country at the completion of the work of this committee is a legacy document that will stand as the history of Nigeria.

“It will be a transcendent document for a transformational era in practical terms,’’ he said.

Anyim also stated that the committee had also been mandated to produce quality “Limited Edition Collector’s Item” that would be displayed in the country’s major libraries and embassies abroad.

The other members of the committee include:  Malam Habib Jato, the Director General, National Library and Mr Umar Odimboro, the Director General, National Archives, while Mr Ebere Nwankpa of the SGF Office would serve as its secretary.