Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the South West must not lose sight of its place in the history of development and its monumental contributions to the development of the country and Africa in general, particularly the establishment of the first Television Station in Africa.
The governor said the South West had taken the lead in various developmental achievements, which were first of their kinds in Africa.
Governor Akeredolu spoke on Tuesday while receiving in his office, the Alumni of the Western Nigeria Television, led by Ambassador Yemi Farounbi.
The Governor lauded the move by the Alumni to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Television broadcast in Nigeria and Africa at large.
He thanked the alumni for ensuring that history are put in the right perspective, adding that it is a worthy course.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ambassador Farounbi said the lack of history must not be allowed to distort the monumental contributions of the South West towards the development of the country.
He said the WNTV’s alumni are coming together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Television broadcast in Nigeria and Africa as a whole as a way of putting history in its proper perspective.
According to the former ambassador, such celebration, which will highlight the achivements made by the Western Nigeria of Old, would also motivate the younger generation to do more.