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EGBA HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CANADA GIVES BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY

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I am well-traveled both locally and internationally. I have met and come in contact with numerous people from various ethnic backgrounds. One peculiar set of brave and passionate hearted people I have encountered are the Egba People. The Egba people are a subgroup of the Yoruba people, an ethnic group of western Nigeria
Before I continue; let me dazzle you about them and their legendary feats.Do you know that-The first church in Nigeria was completed in 1898? The Cathedral Church of St. Peter which is the first church in Nigeria is located in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State.The first hospital in Nigeria, Sacred Heart Hospital, is in Abeokuta and still functioning. The first bridge in Nigeria (Sokori Bridge-1903) built by a Nigerian (Mr. John Adenekan) without European supervision is in Abeokuta. The first Newspaper in Nigeria (Iwe Iroyin) was founded in Abeokuta in 1859. During the American Civil War (1861-1865) which interrupted the U.S cotton trade to Europe, Abeokuta exported cotton to En…