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Saturday, 17 June 2017

24 YEARS AFTER JUNE 12: We’re yet to address Nigeria’s problems — Joe Odumakin


Joe Odumakin

Dr Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin is a women’s rights activist. She is the president of Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy. Okei-Odumakin was in the forefront of the June 12, 1993 crisis. In this interview, she insists that since the return of democracy in Nigeria, the fundamental questions that surround the basis of the June 12 struggle, are yet to be answered. Excerpts:
TO many Nigerians, the June 12 struggle has not addressed the fundamental problems facing the country. Do you share this view?
It did, to  the extent that it was the foundation upon which the Nation’s civil rule, being called democracy, is built upon. That nonetheless, we must agree, that since the return of democracy in Nigeria, the fundamental questions that surrounded the basis of the struggle, are yet to be answered. And these issues are majorly the challenges facing the nation today.
24 years after, do you think the struggle was worth it considering the current state of the country?
It was a worthy cause, for all those who believed in it, and the ordinary Nigerians, who fought and were victims of the arbitrariness of the Military junta. Read more
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