By Collins Yakubu-Hammer

An author, retired Maj.-Gen. John Gbor says his book on “Nigeria: A Nation Yearning for Moral Regeneration” is to encourage nationalism that will put Nigeria on the global map of progressive and developed countries.

Gbor made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

The retired army general said the 233-page book captured a vivid picture of contemporary Nigeria, which several factors have constituted bumps in the journey to nationhood.

“:The book transcends the historical settings of Nigeria and explained the role of colonial Britain in the contraption of Nigeria.

“It goes further to assess the

colonial policies and British national interests and how they created divisive politics in the polity.

“The book further explains the reason for military interventions and how they created a unitary system and more states in a bid to correct the anomalies inherent in the colonial system.

“It further put into the record the destabilising roles played by indigenous ethnic and sectional groups which further widen the cleavages of divisive tendencies among the Nigerian people.

The Benue born retired major general turned author negated the views of those who argued that Nigeria’s problems solely caused by the 1999 Constitution.

Gbor stressed that in inspiring Nigerian youths, the work accommodates the roles played by Nigerian youths in establishment of the country.

“It crystallises the struggle that

heralded the pre-independence era

and how Nigerian youths helped in

shaping events that made possible

self-rule in Nigeria.

“The work also x-rayed the positive roles of the Nigerian elites during the pre-independence era and presently,” Gbor said.

The authorsaid that the book would be presented to the public on Dec.17 at noon at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado in Abuja. (NAN)

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