I paid a quick visit to Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom to see the desk where Lord Lugard signed the amalgamation.
I saw not only the table but also his cabinets, communication equipment, and various pictures.
The building although dilapidated, still carried a lot of history.
From there, we went to his house. It still looked grandeur and beautiful.
The site where the women were killed in 1929 and forming the basis of my new Play Ufok Ibaan qas engaging.
I was shown the spot where the shots were fired and the spot where some women jumped into the giant river to escape the bullets but lost their lives in the River.
The slaveholding points were also an attraction. The relics of that evil past staring at me and traumatizing me especially when you are shown the chains used to tie down our ancestors.
Ufok Ibaan is written and Directed by Willliam Benson and would be shown at the prestigious Ibom Hall on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of Dec, 2021.