That was my reaction when I read about Chief Gani Fawenhinmi's passing. WTF??? How can someone so good and who fought so much for some semblance of sanity to prevail in our 'beloved' country leave??? This is so so sad. I pray that God gives his family the fortitude to bear this GREAT LOSS to humanity!!! Nigeria will miss you. This is a GREAT LOSS to the Nation.
When I read about his passing? I said What??? This was one of the ONLY THREE worthy people in Nigeria who had the country's best interest at heart and now he is gone???
Again, this is a HUGE loss to the country.
May his soul rest in peace.
This was an excerpt from someone on face book:
Yepppppaaaaaa!!!!That was my reaction when i heard the death of Chief Gani Fawehinmi early this morning,i see him as one of the only three trustworthy Nigerian left and one of the people who served humanity till they left this world.
Even during his battle with cancer Chief Gani Fawehinmi was still fighting while he was in hospital right here in London,i know most of the people who he fought will now be happy he is gone but i know his spirit his right here with us and help us carry through.
No Nigerian person, either living or dead, has sacrificed his personal freedom more frequently, and under more perilous circumstances, than Barrister Gani Fawehinmi has done during his exemplary lifetime of epic struggle for justice and against the twin tyrannies of military rule and state oppression in Nigeria.
Simultaneously, and with no fanfare, Barrister Gani Fawehinmi SAN parlayed the bulk of his personal wealth into sponsoring the education of scores of promising Nigerians from poor backgrounds, selected for that upliftment by virtue of their intellectual and academic prowess, but never on the basis of tribal lineage or religious persuasion.
The passing of Gani Fawehinmi fills my heart with profound sorrow, and my eyes with unashamed tears, as I realize that the free, just and progressive nation of Nigeria, for which Gani struggled to attain with every waking moment of his heroic life, never came to be during the lifetime of the man who gave so much, and who ultimately gave his all, for his fatherland.
Rest in Peace, Gani.
We will love you and all you represent for ever, and we will tell our grandchildren your great achievement.