Chief Anthony Enahoro The Adolor of Uromi and Okaku’o of Edoland (July 22, 1923 – December 15, 2010)
2011 Taskforce Membership:
Mike Ehi Ayewoh, Adams Ebhomielen, Mike Ewah, Fidelis Okpebholo, Ernest Oboh, Ibhate (“Regina”) Imoisili, Tony Ehimen, Teresa Oriwo, Festus Ehizielen, Ken Ilenikhena, and
Develop and sustain systems aimed at immortalizing significant memory and legacy of the late Chief Anthony Enahoro.
“Nigerians are very much conversant with the story of Chief Anthony Enahoro's very energetic and resourceful campaign for Nigeria's independence. To a very large extent, the hunger,
zeal and desire for freedom and intolerance for oppression was drilled into the young Anthony Enahoro by the stories of his hometown [Uromi] struggle for freedom, independence from
pre-colonial domination and oppression. Anthony Enahoro's mother Inibokun Okojie was the second daughter of King Ogbidi Okojie, the late Onojie of Uromi, who was sent on exile to
Benin and Ibadan by the British for his fierce and aggressive resistance to British rule. Anthony Enahoro is the Adolor of Uromi, and under the early tutelage of his maternal grandfather,
Ogbidi Okojie (Ogbidi-gbada, Eziza, Okun-nonfi-no’Oboh) who was also Anthony Enahoro’s traditional godfather, combined with the master parenting of his father Okotako Enahoro (Oko-
Utako Enahoro), the young Anthony Enahoro developed an insatiable and unquenchable hunger for freedom. Anthony Enahoro as a scion of the Uromi royal family was fully aware of the
history of his hometown.” (Author by Anthony Okosun: http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/anthony-okosun/jonathans-weird-and-bizarre-cabinet.html). For additional readings on
Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro, Additional readings can also be obtained from Mr. Adams Ebhomielen’s special piece (http://WWW.uromiusa.com/Ehahoro.html) that is published in
the NAUSDA, USA’s website.
Local (Uromi) Level of Planning:
NOTE: Development of the Specific Objectives will be based on the schema presented on pages 3 and 4.
It is very relevant to note that the active engagement of the NAUSDA, USA stakeholders and appropriate Nigerian citizens, within the USA and in diaspora, will be very essential in the
development and implementation of the proposed specific activities and other components of the operational plan of work presented in this report. This Management By Objectives (MBO)
approach of planning to succeed; based on the following components, constituted the operational segment of this purposeful plan:
a) Identification of specific activities needed to be implemented to achieve each specific objective;
b) Identification of appropriate individuals, within the USA, and in Nigeria to carry out the identified specific activities within each specific objective;
c) Timeframe needed to accomplish each identified specific activity to ensure successful accomplishment; thereby building elements of credibility and accountability within our
strategic (Goal and objectives) and operational segments of a comprehensive plan. This segment of the strategic plan will be developed after the review and adoption of the document by
the NAUSDA, USA Executive Council and Board of Trustees.
d) Measure and/or documented evidence of actual accomplishment of the defined and specific objectives. NOTE: Evidence of the successful actualization of the two specific
objectives will include both process (formative) and end result or outcomes (summative) evaluations.
It is very strongly recommended by the Special NAUSDA, USA Taskforce on Immortalizing Anthony Enahoro that the Executive Council and Board of Trustees identify appropriate
membership to be engaged in the implementation of the recommended plan for action. This “Implementation Team” or “Implementation Taskforce” will establish Timeframe and creative
strategies to actively involve the identified Key Resource Persons and others (including NAUSDA, USA members and outside expertise) in the implementation of the strategic plan. This
deliberate inclusion of membership of NAUSDA, USA and others will ensure buy-in and ownership of the NAUSDA, USA plan to immortalize Chief Anthony Enahoro at the local Uromi level.
Caution: It is very strongly advised that no member of NAUSDA, USA or others outside the organization, should implement any phase of the strategic and operational plans until the full
document - as presented in this report - is reviewed and approved by the Executive Council of NAUSDA and its Board of Trustees. It is also advised that the contents and construct of this
report are meant as a guide or blue prints of best practices for immortalizing Chief Anthony Enahoro. Although the recommendations by the Special Taskforce included brief descriptions
of identified key Uromi sons and daughters to assist in the implementation of the project, the NAUSDA, USA Executive Council and Board of Trustees can include other resource persons
to enhance its implementation.
The NAUSDA, USA Executive Council, Trustees, and general membership should view this document as their collective contributions to the overall public and private efforts germane to
the development and sustainability of structures to pay lasting tribute to a man who had the audacity, intestinal fortitude, and the tenacity to advocate for political, social, cultural, cum
economic sovereignty from its British ‘colonial master’. Long live the memory of Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Specific Objective I.1: Establish the “Anthony Enahoro Boulevard” in Uromi.
Specific Activities Needed to Achieve Objective:
I.1.1: Define the areas that will constitute the proposed Boulevard. Possible considerations include the following: Current Mission Rd to be renamed Tony Enahoro’s Boulevard. This will
continue from Taxona Hotel through Onojie Palace, Okpujie Primary School, old Agbor Rd junction, Enahoro’s house to New Agbor Rd junction.
I.1.2: Survey the identified areas to allow for appropriate design and re-construction of the proposed boulevard. The Boulevard must reflect road construction that is inclusive of all best
practices in civil engineering.
I.1.3: Market the advantages of a Boulevard named after an Uromi son who dared to advocate for political independence for Nigeria from Britain.
I.1.4: Design the Boulevard to reflect a triangle construction with very classy and visible signage in the middle with above name at both Taxona Hotel junction and New Agbor Rd junction.
NOTE: This is the major way to the town for commodity to the local market and downtown Uromi. Also travelers can easily see the sign; whichever direction they are traveling.
1.1.5: Conduct fundraising campaign to successfully re-construct the identified areas that would lead to the Boulevard.
1.1.6: Re-construct the road that will constitute the Boulevard.
1.1.7: Officially open the Anthony Enahoro Boulevard; with all festivities.
Specific Objective 2.2: Erect a lasting and well maintained Anthony Enahoro Memorial Monument – to be inclusive of a giant marble statue within a beautifully-landscaped park or
center – for the legendary figure in Nigerian political consciousness.
Specific Activities Needed to Achieve Objective:
II.2.1: Conduct a public campaign of the value of a credible and high quality monument erected in the name of an icon that placed the town of Uromi and Edoland in Nigerian and
international political map. This campaign will include the creation of a neutral ground from which political thoughts will be expressed; dignitaries to Uromi can make speeches, laying of
wreath, etc. The venue will also include opportunities to present history of Uromi and the role of Tony Enahoro in Nigerian political development.
II.2.2: Revisit the current Enahoro’s residence in Uromi and conduct a comprehensive feasibility study on how to incorporate the existing facilities and grounds in the proposed Memorial
Monument. The feasibility study should also include associated costs – to include staff capacities, furnishings, archiving, educational and socio-cultural programming, etc.
II.2.3: Identify a professional to design the monument and associated structures.
II.2.4: Conduct fundraising campaign to successfully re-construct the identified compound and the marble monument and associated facilities and operating budget.
II.2.5: Construct the monument.
II.2.6: Officially open the Anthony Enahoro Memorial Monument; with all festivities.
2011 NAUSDA'S REPORT ON THE IMMORTALIZING OF CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO AT THE UROMI LOCAL LEVEL
National Association of Uromi Sons and Daughters, USA.
© NAUSDA, USA, 2011. All reference to and/or use of this document must give credit to the National Association of Uromi Sons & Daughters in the USA (NAUSDA, USA)