Renowned rights activist, Joe Okei-Odumakin has revealed what her late husband said before he died.
According to the President of Women Arise, the last thing her husband told her was that if Nigeria is not restructured, the country will not work.
Okei-Odumakin spoke at the 1st Anniversary of Mohammed Fawehinmi Lecture and Book Presentation held in Lagos on Thursday.
“Restructuring, the last word on my husband’s breath, is the road to Nigeria’s revival. Without restructuring, we cannot remove the federal failures afflicting us”, she was quoted as saying.
Her spouse, Yinka Odumakin, former spokesperson of pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, passed away in April, 2021.
Okei-Odumakin said deliberate restructuring would change the fortunes of Nigeria and create trustworthy leadership.
She noted that the current system is sustained by election rigging, census manipulations and corruption “which brings proceeds in sinful rewards”.
Okei-Odumakin, charged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards, vote and defend their votes on election days.
The activist further advocated the increase of women representation at various federal and state positions.
She said in the House of Representatives, out of 360 members, only 18 are women (4.61 percent), while the Senate has 8 women out of 109 members (7.34 percent).
“Why are women good to lead only until elections and benched afterwards when the spoils are shared?”, Okei-Odumakin quipped.
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