Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend.
The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief.
It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages.
Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.
The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew.
I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.