SCOUTING IN NIGERIA TURNED 102 YEARS ON THE - 21ST OF NOVEMBER 2017
Scouting in Nigeria turned 102 years today 21st of November 2017. The body started in Nigeria in 1915 shortly after the amalgamation of Northern and Southern British Protectorates that became Nigeria in 1914. Scouting was established by the Boy Scout of Nigeria Act of 1912 and 1915 and she was later recognized by the Corporate Ordinance of 1922 as Boy Scout Association of Nigeria. CAP 39 of 1937, down through Federal Government of Nigeria Act of 1999 protected the Interest of Scouting in Nigeria. The World Scout Conference of 1999 resolved about Gender Balance in Scouting and the Boy Scout Association of Nigeria National General Meeting of 1999 agreed to change the names from the old Boy Scout Association of Nigeria to The Scout Association of Nigeria, in order to enable both Genders be part of Scouting. Notable among the Leaders that have led Boy Scout Association of Nigeria and The Scout Association of Nigeria were: Chief Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, as the First Chief Scout of Nigeria after Independence in 1960 and Chief Cornelius C. Mojekwu as the First Chief Commissioner after the Independence. General Yakubu Gowon, Chief J.K Agbaje, Alhaji Jalo Waziri, Chief Ben Okague, Chief S.O. Lambo, Ololade Bode Ogunlana, Alhaji Inua Wada, Chief Effiom Okon, Engr Ahmadu Rufai Mohammed, Rev. Gabriel Amolegbe, Rev Mathias Opara, Olori Omo-Oba Olusoga Sofolahan Atibioke, Emir Mohammad Sanusi II and Alhaji Mudasiru Sanni were/are some of the Leaders that have been from 1960 to Date.
Though we may have our Leadership ideological differences that may have warranted the Provisional Suspension of Nigeria NSO, but we are glad that; The President and Commander-in-Chief of Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari - GCFR; through the Ministry of Youths and Sports Minister: Hon Bar. Solomon Selcap Dalung has fully Intervened and has taken charge of the process of Reconciliations processes. While we are all Human beings and we may have our different Ideologies, the position of Law and Government which bind us together in PEACE and UNITY will prevail in all facet of Scouting in Nigeria, and the position of Nigeria Nation will be communicated to WOSM by the Federal Government of Nigeria for support and alignment. We would want to appreciate all our Brothers and Sisters National Scout Organizations for their Supports over the years as we added yet another beautiful year as a Scout Nation today.
HAPPY 102 BIRTHDAY THE SCOUT OF NIGERIA............BRAVOOOOOO