• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA ON FRIDAY (9 JANUARY) HAD TALKS IN LAGOS LASTING 40 MINUTES WITH NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA ON FRIDAY (9 JANUARY) HAD TALKS IN LAGOS LASTING 40 MINUTES WITH NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON. PRESIDENT LAMIZANA WAS ON HIS WAY TO YAOUNDE TO TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES MARKING THE CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTAINMENT OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC.

    THE UPPER VOLTA HEAD OF STATE TOLD MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON THAT THE END OF THE REBELLION IN NIGERIA WOULD BE MARKED NOT ONLY BY NIGERIANS BUT BY AFRICANS AS A WHOLE.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA OBSERVED THAT THERE WERE MANY POTENTIAL REBEL LEADERS IN AFRICA, AND ADDED; 'IF REBELLION IS ALLOWED TO GERMINATE IN NIGERIA IT WILL ENABLE THEM TO RISE UP AGAINST THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES.

    HE PRAISED MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON FOR HIS COURAGE AND TENACITY IN DEALING WITH THE NIGERIAN SITUATION INSPITE OF THE MACHINATIONS OF IMPERIALISTS WHO ARE NOT FAVOURABLY DISPOSED TOWARDS AFRICA'. HE EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT NIGERIA WOULD NOT ONLY RESTORE PEACE BUT ALSO SUSTAIN LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG ITS CITIZENS.

    REPLAYING, THE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT SAID THAT HE HAD NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR AFRICA. 'MY BELIEF', HE SAID, 'IS THAT AFRICANS CAN LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES. CONTRARY TO OJUKWU'S DOCTRINE OF HATRED AGAINST FELLOW NIGERIANS, WE DO NOT HATE THE REBELS BUT ARE WORKING HARD TO BUILD ONE UNITED, PEACEFUL AND PROGRESSIVE NIGERIA.

    ACCOMPANYING PRESIDENT LAMIZANA ON HIS JOURNEY TO YAOUNDE WAS THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY'S SECRETARY-GENERAL, M. DIALLO TELLI, WHO LISTENED WITH INTEREST TO THE EXCHANGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA72HIMAUI7QO0RRED1B06BBQPI
    Media URN:
    VLVA72HIMAUI7QO0RRED1B06BBQPI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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