Only national honour can appease MKO Abiola

The son of the late business mogul and politician, Mr Kola Abiola hinted at the weekend that Nigeria will be doing a great honour to the memory of his late father (MKO Abiola) by awarding him with the posthumous honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR.
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The son of the late business mogul and politician, Mr Kola Abiola hinted at the weekend that Nigeria will be doing a great honour to the memory of his late father (MKO Abiola) by awarding him with the posthumous honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR.

According to junior Abiola, part of what can make his father happy in death is by accord him with the necessary respect he deserved for his aspirations and love for the development of Nigeria while he was alive.
Abiola died in custody on July 7, 1998 at the wake of his struggling to claim the mandate given to him by Nigerians in the 1993 presidential election.

Kola who was a guest of honour at the reunion/reception for the newly appointed members of the defunct Concord Newspaper into higher private and public offices said part of the reasons for the establishment of the newspaper by his late father was to promote goodwill, unity and the development of the nation.


Those honoured at the ceremony included secretary to the Lagos State government, Tunji Bello, special adviser, media/publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, Ohi Alegbe, group manager, public affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Ohi Alegbe and managing director, The Sun Newspapers, Ltd, Eric Osagie.

Others were president, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Waheed Odusile, Member, House of Representatives, Mallam Sani Zorro and SSA, media to governor of Niger State, Jide Orintunsin.

Apart from the call, Kola also disclosed that plans were on to ensure that his father is accorded his rightful honour in the history of Nigeria, just as a documentary on the life and times of the 14th Aare Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland will be produced soon.


Accompanied to the well attended occasion by his brother, Deji, he disclosed to the crowd old staff that plans are on to revive Concord Press of Nigeria Limited,CPN.
According to him, Concord Newspapers will go online immediately it comes back to the newspaper stable soon, which will later go for hard copy.


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