The son of late Chief MKO Abiola, Abdulmumuni, has lamented about the state of Nigeria since 1993.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill on Monday making June 12 a public holiday and the official Democracy Day which was previously celebrated on May 29.
Abdulamumuni is his statement stated that the declaration of June 12 should be seen as a day of national sober reflection for Nigerians as things are worse than it was in 1993.
Late MKO Abiola’s son claimed that the education and health sectors had collapsed.
He, however, hope that things will get better but lamented about the high level of poverty in the country.
Abdulmumuni stated this at the National Centre for Women Development in Abuja on Tuesday where he received an award on behalf of his late mother, who was inducted into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame alongside 21 others.
“The recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day will get people thinking. I don’t think it should be a day of celebration.”
“It should be a day of reflection of where we are as a country and where we are going. It is important that we should know that for the decisions we make today, there are consequences.”
“This is because those who made the decisions to truncate the Nigerian people’s yearning for democracy in 1993 would now see that sometimes when you make certain decisions, you must see the consequences.”
“The country is worse off than it was in 1993. My father was trying to address certain issues like poverty eradication and free education. But what is going on in the country now? The education system is dilapidated.”
“The health care system is nothing. People are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer.”
“The poverty rate is increasing. I think the idea is that June 12 should be a day of reflection and I believe we can get out of this situation.”