The Beko Ransome-Kuti Memorial Committee has urged the Federal Government to honour human rights activist, late Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti, by putting an end to insecurity in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday to commemorate the 15th year anniversary of the demise of the activist, the secretary of the committee, Comrade Awa Bamiji said the legacies of the medical doctor turned activist lives on.
Awa said 15 years after Ransome-Kuti’s death, his teeming followers, bulk of which are Nigerian youths and students, are not happy with the security situation of the country.
The statement quoted the activist’s line which says, “the kind of people we have in power today are very ruthless people who care less about the ordinary citizen…we must struggle to take our right place.”
“Ransome-Kuti and his close colleagues in the Civil Society Organisations like Prof Wole Soyinka; Chief Anthony Enahoro; Senator Abraham Adesanya; Chief Bola Ige; Alhaji Balarabe Musa; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Chief Bisi Akande; Chief Segun Osoba; Comrade Ola Oni; Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN; Senator Biyi Durojaiye; Barrister Aka Bashorun, SAN; Barrister Femi Falana, SAN; Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu; Comrade Alfred Ilenre; Baba Omojola; Comrade Ayo Opadokun and several others with with us, the foot Soldiers, fought the military Juntas to standstill for the nation to have its democracy in 1999 but surely, 22 years after, this is not the Nigeria of our collective dreams.
“We are calling on the Federal Government to honour Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti and notable others in the Nigerian Civil Society Organisations that have left this sinful world by stemming the tide of insecurity in the land,” Awa said.
The statement noted that ending insecurity is the only way the Federal Government can regain its dwindling image before the Nigerian masses.
“We, their ardent Supporters, will not rest on our oars untill the dreams of these heroes of democracy are actualised.
“Aluta Continua!” Awa added.