Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar says the centenary celebration currently going on in Abuja to mark the 100 years of Nigeria’s Amalgamation is disrespectful to the memory of the recently murdered FGC students in Yobe State. His tweets below…
Meanwhile the families of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Chief Gani Fawehinmi rejected the posthumous awards the Federal Government had to bestow on both Gani and Fela at the Centenary Awards.
The Fawehinmi family said nominating their father in the same category with former Military Head of State, General Gbadamosi Babangida and the recent killing of students in Yobe state are their reasons for turning down the award.
Femi Kuti, who spoke on behalf of the Kuti Family, said they have not yet received any apologies from the government for the burning of the Kalakuta Republic in 1977 and also for the killing of his grandmother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and so cannot receive the award.