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NIGERIA: Fashola Hails Dosumu as Defender of Human Rights

Governor condoles with family

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday joined other prominent Nigerians to mourn the passing on of a chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Dr. Wahab Dosunmu, describing the deceased as a passionate defender of human rights and democratic governance which informed his principled stand on the June 12, 1993 mandate of late Chief MKO Abiola.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, Fashola said Dosunmu, who was a Second Republic Minister, was a man, who contributed his quota to his state and nation as an astute politician, brilliant technocrat and rights activist. He added that he would be missed by all.

Describing the passage as “a great loss, not only to the Dosunmu family but to the whole of Nigeria,” Fashola said: “Dosunmu was a distinguished politician and a brilliant man who made a great contribution to the development and awareness of human rights in this country.

“He was one of the most passionate defenders of the June 12 mandate of Abiola. This is a period of time which, perhaps, best sums up the drive and passion for Justice which defines Dosunmu’s character. It is a trait which he transferred to the Senate at the return of democracy in the country.”

Fashola, who prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of Dosunmu, counselled the family to take solace in the fact that their grief is shared by many others across the country and beyond, who knew the notable politician.

He also prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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