Son of the late Chief MKO Abiola , Abdulmumuni Abiola , has opined that Nigeria has not progressed and worse now than it was in 1993.
According to news source Punchng, Abiola’s lamented the collapse of education and health sectors.
Abdulmumuni Abiola who made the disclosure at the National Centre for Women Development in Abuja disclosed that June 12 should be a day of national sober reflection for Nigerians as the poverty level is on the increase.
Abdulmumuni, while receiving an award on behalf of his late mother, who was inducted into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame alongside 21 others, said, “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.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, making June 12 a public holiday in the country which inturn becomes the country’s official Democracy Day.