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Red Cross mourns Gani

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA – AS late Gani Fawehinmi’s body is finally laid to rest tomorrow in his native home, Oke Otunba, Ondo State, the Nigeria Red Cross Society, yesterday described him as a man who lived his life for the less privileged.

In a statement signed by its National President, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in Abuja yesterday, the Red Cross Society urged Nigerian leaders to use the occasion of his death to rededicate their lives to ensuing the welfare of the less privileged as the late civil rights crusader did by working towards the emancipation of mankind and the enthronement of justice.

According to Okorocha, the late legal icon was a dogged civil rights defender who would be difficult to be forgotten too soon by Nigerians, especially the less privileged Nigerians whom his activities and actions influenced positively.

Part of the statement reads, “Like the Red Cross, the late legal icon and civil rights crusader lived his life by ensuring that the less privileged were catered for and taken care off.”

”We in the Red Cross Society are worried about a replacement for the late lawyer and human right activist Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

As we prepare for his final burial, the truth of the matter is that death has robbed the country of a citizen’s advocate whose life was committed to finding a perfect freedom for all classes of Nigerians, in respective of tribe or status.


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