Democracy Day: Nigeria worse off than in 1993 – MKO Abiola’s son laments



Abdulmumuni, son of the late Chief MKO Abiola, has lamented concerning the state of Nigeria since 1993.

President Buhari on Monday signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, making June 12 a public holiday in the country and nation’s official Democracy Day, changing Might 29.

However Abdulmumuni has now mentioned June 12 ought to be a day of nationwide sober reflection for Nigerians as issues are worse than it was in 1993.

He lamented that the schooling and well being sectors had collapsed.

He, nonetheless, expressed hope that issues will get higher however lamented concerning the rising fee of poverty.

Abdulmumuni mentioned this on the Nationwide Centre for Ladies Improvement in Abuja on Tuesday the place he acquired an award on behalf of his late mom, who was inducted into the Nigerian Ladies Corridor of Fame alongside 21 others.

He mentioned: “The popularity of June 12 as Democracy Day will get individuals considering. I don’t assume it ought to be a day of celebration.

“It ought to be a day of reflection of the place we’re as a rustic and the place we’re going. It will be important that we must always know that for the choices we make right now, there are penalties.

“It’s because those that made the choices to truncate the Nigerian individuals’s craving for democracy in 1993 would now see that generally whenever you make sure choices, you will need to see the results.

“The nation is worse off than it was in 1993. My father was attempting to deal with sure points like poverty eradication and free schooling. However what’s going on within the nation now? The schooling system is dilapidated.

“The well being care system is nothing. Persons are getting poorer and the wealthy are getting richer.

“The poverty fee is rising. I feel the thought is that June 12 ought to be a day of reflection and I consider we will get out of this case.”