The President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday commiserated with the household of the late human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, over the demise of its son, Mohammed.
Mohammed, the eldest son of the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria, died on Wednesday on the age of 52.
Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a press release by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with Fawehinmi household over Mohammed’s demise.’
The assertion reads partly, “The President condoles with Ganiat, mom of the deceased, and all the household, urging them to search out consolation in God, who provides and takes, and to attract comfort in the truth that the departed robustly fought a debilitating situation, which confined him to the wheelchair for a few years… his spirit was virile, agile, and he saved the flag of the household flying, doing justice to the reminiscence of his late father.”
Equally, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Wednesday described Momammed’s demise as a colossal loss to the civil society motion in Nigeria.
Sanwo-Olu mentioned the late Mohammed Fawehinmi stayed the course together with his persistent struggle for the rights of the Nigerian individuals.
“He was undoubtedly an awesome Nigerian, passionate human rights activist and champion of a real Nigeria,” the governor added.
In the identical vein, the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Olabode Olatunde, described Mohammed’s demise as an enormous blow to the Sunshine State, the authorized occupation and the civil society motion within the nation.
The assertion reads partly, “Undoubtedly, this can be a private loss not simply to our state, but in addition to me. As a realized colleague, Mohammed Fawehinmi was an awesome lawyer. He was a voice for therefore many individuals. He was dedicated to a simply and truthful society.”
Additionally, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, described the late Mohammed as a passionate lawyer, recalling that that they had an in depth working relationship whereas he (Adegboruwa) labored in Gani Fawehinmi’s chambers.
Adegboruwa mentioned, “Whereas I used to be within the chambers, Chief (the late Gani Fawehinmi) assigned him to me for mentoring and. So, he was at all times following me to courtroom; we ready processes collectively and he was fairly very humble. It didn’t enter into his head that he was chief’s first son.”
Likewise, the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a press release by his media workplace mentioned the information of the sudden demise of Mohammed was “very miserable.”
“Mohammed has saved the activist fireplace of his dad burning since Gani Fawehinmi left us. Like his father, he was a lawyer completely dedicated to engendering societal change and improvement by the instrumentality of the regulation,” he added.
Additionally, the Nigeria Labour Congress in a press release on Thursday by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, expressed shock over the late Mohammed demise.
Wabba mentioned, “Barrister Mohammed Fawehinmi will probably be remembered not just for his good authorized thoughts but in addition for his dedication to the underprivileged within the society by charity works.”
Condolence register opened
In the meantime, dignitaries have continued to go to the household home within the GRA, Ikeja, Lagos to condone with the household.
One of many dignitaries on the home was an Afenifere chieftain and a former senator that represented the Ogun Central District, Femi Okurounmu.
He wrote within the condolence register, “MO, It’s a pity you needed to go away us unexpectedly. You fought your situation valiantly however God is aware of finest. Relaxation in peace. Your uncle, Sen. Femi Okurounmu.”
The lead pastor, Trinity Home Church, Ituah Ighodalo, wrote, “Mohammed, you’ll be drastically missed. A very great being; could the Lord grant you peace and luxury.”
Human rights activist and founding member of the Nationwide Conscience Get together, Segun Aborisade, mentioned, “Mohammed, after the demise of his father continued to struggle for the lots. Despite his spinal twine damage which confined him to a wheelchair, he was at all times taking part in protests and was not bothered about being tear-gassed by safety companies.”
In a associated improvement, a household assertion on Thursday learn partly, “He handed away at 9am on August 11, 2021, after a short sickness in a Lagos Hospital. We’re saddened and nonetheless in shock however will announce his funeral preparations sooner or later after consultations with all related stakeholders.”
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