Abiola family: We ‘ve not benefited from FG


The family of the late Chief M.K.O, Abiola, said the federal government has not done anything for them.

Secretary of the family, Engineer Rahman Abiola, stated this when delegate of state government’s team, led by the deputy governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, paid the Abiolas a visit in commemoration of the Democracy Day at the family house at Oke Agbo in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Rahman said the family appreciated the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to immortalize MKO Abiola. He however said they are yet to get anything from the federal government.

His word, “We are happy indeed that the Buhari led Federal Government deemed it fit to honour our breadwinner, late Chief M.K.O Abiola, particularly with the highest title of the land: Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and declaring June 12 as the official democracy day in Nigeria. But so far, not so good!

“The family has not benefited anything from the Federal Government. But Ogun State Government, right from the administration of the former governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, that of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has found it good to honour late Chief M.K.O Abiola, even before the Federal Government took it up to honour him every June 12.

“We have not seen any of the promises of the Federal Government on June 12. At the state level, they’re trying, and I give kudos to them. The governors have been coming to solidarise with the family towards ensuring that June 12 is celebrated.”


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