Calling for stakeholders to unite for the development of the Kalabari Kingdom

Calling for stakeholders to unite for the development of the Kalabari Kingdom

Stakeholders in Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State leverage the burial of the late Amanyanabo King of Kalabari Kingdom, King Theophilus Princewill, to unite the people and promote community development against the traditional institutions of the kingdom. I requested that.

Professor of African Social History Waibinte Wariboko made the call at a public lecture organized as part of a month-long campaign for the burial of the late king in Buguma town, Asari Tolu local council.

Speaking in a lecture titled “Identity Structure and Social Formation: Implications for Unity in the Evolution of Kalabari History,” Professor Wariboko said the competing identities of the Bakana, Buguma and Abonnema communities led to the disappearance of the Elem people. Ta. Colorful identity.

“Until we migrated from the city-state of Elem Kalabari, the competing identities of Bakana, Bugma and Abonnema did not exist. Have we ever asked ourselves this question? Since when did we become Kalabari? When did I start to identify as an Abonneman and not a person? When did I become an Abonneman and not a Kalabari? How do you identify yourself? , what conditions lead to self-awareness? If we answer this question, many of the problems we are talking about will be easily solved,” he said.

Kalabari Kingdom’s regent Charles Number said there was a need for the kingdom’s traditional rulers to come together to achieve the necessary development.

Chairman of the public lecture and Secretary of the Central Working Committee (CWC), Professor Victor Omuar, said King Prince Will’s burial gave the people of Kalabari Kingdom an opportunity to strengthen unity.


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