An amalgamation of pro–democracy groups, Coalition for a Better Nigeria, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to appoint one of their own, Comrade Awa Bamiji, as a minister.
The group stated this at the 8th day Fidau Prayer of late Madam Rafatu Agbeke Oyebamiji, the mother of the activist, in Ibadan.
The various civil society organisations at the event described Awa as an outstanding youth leader, who has been consistent with his countless mass mobilisation projects, which are pro-democracy in nature over the last three decades.
They added that the activist is a loyal, dedicated and progressive-minded person, assuring Tinubu that he will enjoy Awa’s selflessness and dedication if he appoints him.
According to the coalition, the appointment of Awa as a minister would be strictly based on merit because of his huge contributions to democratic struggles before and after the return to democracy in 1999.
Meanwhile, dignitaries from all walks of life have paid tributes to the memory of the 98-year-old Madam Rafatu Agbeke Oyebamiji, the matriach of Oyebamiji the family.
Those who sent condolence messages and showed support to the Oyebamiji family include Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo (SAN); Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, Nike Ransome-Kuti, Development Agenda of Western Nigeria (DAWN), Gbenga Aregbesola, Prof (Mrs) Bolanle Awe, Della Ilenre among others.
At the 8the day Fidau Prayer are Com Olasunkanmi Lanleyin, Secretary General, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths; Com Oyejide Salam, Com Dauda Alimi, Alh Fatai Ayanyemi, Pastor Samson Olayiwola and many more.