|Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon|
He also lamented that despite been the initiator of the idea that gave birth to the present Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as the nation’s capital, successive governments marginalized him by not naming any street after him.
The former Head of State disclosed that he had the powers to make Jos the Capital of Nigeria, but he did not do so.
This, he said was due to the fear of been accused of ‘parochialism’, given the fact that Jos was close to his place of birth.
Gowon, “I had to officially complain to General Ibrahim Babangida, when he was the Military President, that I have been excluded from getting a street named after me in Abuja, while all other members of the Military Council who nurtured the idea, had gotten streets name after them.
“One of the places I saw that attiracted me was somewhere in Plateau, those of you who know the place especially close to Jos forest, will agree that the area is beautiful and I thought that place was beautiful for the capital city.
“But I did not make that choice because I would have been accused of parocialism, and favoritism, because it wias very close to my original place where I come from.
“So I said no, I must look at other places. The search for a new capital took me round the northwest, and in my state visits, I continued to look for other places; when I came to Abuja, I was attracted.” PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them