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St John's Anglican Church, Igbein, Abeokuta, was founded in 1947. Its 1st Vicar was Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Herbert Macaulay's grand-dad. It is a truly historical piece of architecture with unique character & dating from well b4 #Nigeria was thought of.
In any sensible country, St. John's Igbein will be a protected or listed building be an acknowledgement of the historical character of the building & will make it difficult to simply destroy the building at a whim
Rather than do this, some Philistines in Cassock have decided that the church needs to be uprooted & replaced with a new piece of garish architecture. The idea of knocking down St. John's Igbein or disposing of it wld be unimaginable in a civilized country
In a country without a memory, structures like St. John's Igbein are rare. They are our only links to a past that the country has failed to honour or recognize. Replacing the church rather than preserving it is an act of vandalism against the patrimony.
No country survives without a history. Those who seek to deny #Nigerians access to history deserve to be fought and stopped. That is why it is important to rally those still interested in our past to an effort to #SaveStJohnsIgbein. It is just the right thing to do.
....I meant 1847 not 1947 please. St. John's Anglican Church, Igbein Abeokuta was founded in 1847 not 1947. Pls take note.
....I meant 1847 not 1947 pls - St. John's Anglican Church, Igbein, Abeokuta was founded in 1847 not 1947. Pls note
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