Aderogba et al
Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2 (1), pp. 009-018, February 2012
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals
Egba Indigenes in the Politics and Political Development of Nigeria.
*K. A. Aderogba, B. A Ogunyemi and Dapo Odukoya
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: kofoaderogba @ yahoo.com
Egba indigenes have been very prominent in political history of Nigeria. The objective of the paper is to examine the political development of Nigeria and the roles played by Egba indigenes. Abeokuta founded in 1830 has been a notable settlement in Nigeria. The Egbas have been significant members of ruling political parties. They have contributed significantly to the political development of Nigeria. The likes of Adetokunbo Ademola, the Ransome Kuti family, Madam Tinubu, George Sodeinde Sowemimo, Wole Soyinka, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo, Olusegun Osoba, Dimeji Bankole and others cannot be forgotten in the political history and political development of Nigerian. The researchers listened to a number of radio and television documentary programmes. News paper cuttings, magazines and journals were read. The paper used oral interview conducted with some retired and active political party chieftains, the monarchs, and notable members of Nigerian public. Providence has bestowed it upon them to play active parts in the political affairs of Nigeria. Not even a single ethnic group has ever had it so good and in the political history and development of the country. However, whoever is in power needs to be supported and encouraged to move the nation ahead.
Key Words: Egba indigenes, politics, political development, Nigeria.