Abdulmumuni, son of the late Chief MKO Abiola, has bemoaned the shortage of progress within the nation since 1993.
Talking on the June 12 (Democracy Day) the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola’s son lamented that the training and well being sectors had collapsed.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into legislation the Public Vacation (Modification) Invoice, making June 12 a public vacation within the nation.
It additionally turns into the nation’s official Democracy Day, changing Might 29, which hitherto was a public vacation.
The President took the choice to honour the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola.
However Abdulmumuni mentioned June 12 ought to be a day of nationwide sober reflection for Nigerians because the “persons are getting poorer and the poverty charge is growing”.
Abdulmumuni, who was on the Nationwide Centre for Girls Growth in Abuja on Monday to obtain an award on behalf of his late mom, who was inducted into the Nigerian Girls Corridor of Fame alongside 21 others, mentioned, “The popularity of June 12 as Democracy Day will get folks pondering.
“I don’t suppose it ought to be a day of celebration. It ought to be a day of reflection of the place we’re as a rustic and the place we’re going. It will be important that we should always know that for the selections we make immediately, there are penalties.
“It is because those that made the selections to truncate the Nigerian folks’s craving for democracy in 1993 would now see that typically once you make sure selections, you could see the implications.
“The nation is worse off than it was in 1993. My father was attempting to deal with sure points like poverty eradication and free training. However what’s going on within the nation now? The training system is dilapidated. The well being care system is nothing. Persons are getting poorer and the wealthy are getting richer. The poverty charge is growing. I feel the thought is that June 12 ought to be a day of reflection and I consider we are able to get out of this case.”
The Director-Basic of the NCWD, Mrs Mary Ekpere-Eta, mentioned the target of the induction was “to showcase the distinctive and immense productive capacities of Nigerian girls and make their achievements extra seen in nationwide improvement information”.
The late Dr Stella Adadevoh, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Senator Binta Garba and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija had been among the many inductees.