10 Major Achievements/Records Of Obafemi Awolowo (30 Years After)


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Yesterday, May 9 was the 30th death anniversary of Nigerian national and stateman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He played a key role in the independence movement of this great nation.
Apart from his face being on 100 Naira notes, some other achievements of the late sage who hailed from Ikenne, Ogun State are catalogued below;
1.) He named Nigeria’s national currency as ‘Naira’ when he was the Federal Commissioner for Finance. The late sage took the name of Nigeria and collapsed it as ‘Naira’
2.) Awolowo introduced free primary education for all and free health care for children in the Western Region.
3. )He established the first television station in Africa in 1959.
4. )He also erected the first skyscraper in tropical Africa:the Cocoa House (still the tallest in Ibadan).

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