NCP faults removal of Fawehinmi’s statue by LASG

Statue of late Gani Fawehinmi

The National Conscience Party of Nigeria (NCP) has condemned the removal of the late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi’s statue by the Lagos State government.

The statue, which has been a symbol of unity and activism, was located at the site of the 2012 subsidy removal protest in Ojota and was built by former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola. The Lagos government removed the statue last month and replaced it with a statue of a dancing woman.

Dissatisfied by the move, The Lagos state chairman of NCP, Comrade Faitai Ibuowo accused the state government of lacking focus.

“Gani is late but the memories and contributions of his work to humanity live on. This act by the Lagos state government is unacceptable and barbaric”.

Speaking with The Guardian on the removal, The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said, “The reason we have another statue replacing Gani’s own is because we want to put it elsewhere. I am not sure yet about the new location but as soon as I do, I’ll get back to you”.

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