Mr Oluwapelumi said the 400 page book was written to enlighten Africans about the culture, belief and nature of Nigerians, and their similarities and differences with Ghanaians as well as the need for both countries to fight together towards achieving a common goal.
He said he was inspired to write the book when he realized that, even though there were many Nigerians resident in Ghana and vice versa and are integrated in many ways including fields of business and education, some individuals in many African countries, including Ghana, had a bad misconception about Nigerians.”
The Author advised journalists to operate and make the continent one, through integration and developmental efforts and not resentments towards one another.
He said since journalists have the platform to determine the way of thinking of the general public on global issues, they should ensure that the right information is put out to set the right agenda, especially when it is about Africa.
Oba Dr Michael Odunayo Ajayi, the Elerimo of Erimo, Ilesa, Nigeria, who officially launched the book as the Special Guest of Honour, said the books deserves acceptance and applauded the author.
He noted that, the book unveils much about Nigeria and provides an opportunity for Africans to strengthen their relationship.
Mr Kwesi Pratt Junior, a journalist and a Guest Speaker at the event, speaking on the theme, “the role of the Press in improving diplomatic relations in Africa”, said the purpose of diplomacy in Africa should aim at uniting the people to confront the problems of the continent.
He said such problems include poverty, that emerged out of the exploitation of Africa’s human and natural resources during colonialism.
He said it is pathetic to see many African countries relying on Cuba, a country with a population of 11 million, which heavily depends on only sugar as a natural resource; when these African countries have variety of resources including coffee, gold, diamond, oil and timber.
“Even in the midst of so much natural resources, look at the condition of Africa, so what would become of us if we lose all these resources in years to come”, he said.
Mr Pratt Jnr therefore urged journalists to focus on issues that will promote development and integration in Africa, saying that, “I’m sure the founding fathers of African countries would not be happy with the way Africans are relating to one another today, if they were alive”.
He encouraged the general public to purchase the book and ensure that it impacts on their lives as well as their relationship with other people.