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Mohammed Fawehinmi’s Death is a colossal loss to civil society movement in Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

BY MARY KUYE

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has commiserated with the family and friends of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi, who died on Wednesday, adding that his death is a colossal loss to the civil society movement in Nigeria.

Mohammed Fawehinmi is the eldest son of the late Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM) and a human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN).

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Wednesday, said like his father, the late Mohammed Fawehinmi stayed the course with his persistent fight for the rights of the Nigerian people.

Sanwo-Olu added that the late Mohammed did not live under the shadows of his father as he had grown to become a dependable comrade.

The governor also commiserated with Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the entire people of Ondo State on the demise of their illustrious son.

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According to Sanwo-Olu: “It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I commiserate with the family, friends and associates of the Late Mohammed Fawehinmi. He was undoubtedly a great Nigerian, passionate human rights activist and champion of a true Nigeria.

“As a civil rights activist, he spent his life in the service of humanity and particularly for the emancipation of the Nigerian people. Mohammed Fawehinmi was as consistent as his father, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi. He kept the flame of his father burning by fighting for the masses even in his wheelchair.

“On behalf of my family and the people of Lagos State, I express my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, associates and members of the Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria.

“I pray that God will grant Mohammed Fawehinmi eternal rest and give the immediate family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the governor said.

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