The Ogun state government has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for bestowing the late Chief M. K. O. Abiola, who hailed from the state, with the highest national honours of the country, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR.
This was contained in a statement signed on Wednesday night by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa.
The Ogun government stated further that President Buhari has, by the recognition of Abiola, shown that he is a man who believes in justice.
The statement reads, “We are grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for this recognition of an illustrious son of Ogun State and an icon of our democratic struggle, Chief M. K. O Abiola.
“President Buhari has shown with this action that he is a man that believes in justice and giving to every person his or her dues.
“Although this posthumous award may appear to some people to have come late, we thank the President. We urge all lovers of democracy and goodwill to continue to support the ideals for which Chief M. K. O. Abiola lived and died for.”
“For us in Ogun State, we shall not forget Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola.”