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Senate Kills Motion To Immortalize Saro-Wiwa

Source: EMMA UCHE - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK.
PHOTO: SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK.
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ABUJA, Nov 11, (THEWILL) - The Senate today killed a motion to immortalize the late environmental activist, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa.

Saro-Wiwa was a foundation member and President of the Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). He was executed during the dictatorial government of late General Sani Abacha. The motion was sponsored by Senator Lee Maeba (PDP, Rivers State).

He had prayed that the 11th day of November of every year be named and recognized as “Ken Saro-Wiwa Day” in Nigeria and asked that a prominent national monument and a major road in the Federal Capital Territory be named after Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Senator Maeba had observed that in spite of all the contributions of Ken Saro-Wiwa to the political, social and economic development of Nigeria, he is yet to be immortalized as a major contributor to its unity and development.