Aturu’s struggles for social change must be kept alive – lawyers, activists

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– Some and activists on Tuesday said the struggles of the human rights lawyer, Mr Bamidele Aturu, for a change in Nigeria should be kept alive.

They made the remark in at a colloquium held in honour of Aturu, who died on July 9 at the age of 49.

The theme of the colloquium is “Struggle for Change in Nigeria.’’

Mr Femi Aborisade, who chaired the occasion, said Aturu would never be forgotten because he devoted his life to the cause of justice.

Aborisade, who is a lecturer at the Polytechnic, , said apart from defending indigent litigants, Aturu always at the forefront of the fight against some government policies.

“Though we have to mourn the untimely of Aturu, but at the same time we have to mobilise that his dream for a better Nigeria should be actualised,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Biodun Aremu, the Secretary, Joint Action (JAF), recalled that Aturu provided free legal representations to labour groups in the country during their struggles.

“We must rise for fairness and justice the way Aturu rose for a better Nigeria.

“The best way we can honour him is to continue with the struggle,” Aremu said.[eap_ad_2]

On his part, Mr Lanre Arogundade, the Executive , International Press Centre, , said Aturu committed to the quest for social justice and transformation of the country.

He described as the of the human rights lawyer as a big loss to the human rights community and the country at large.

In her speech, Mrs Ngozi Iwerre, the Executive , Community Life Action Project, a civil rights group, said:“The rate of unemployment, poverty and corruption in the country were some of the things Aturu campaign against.

She urged mass struggle for change in the country.

Mr Yinka Farounbi, the Chairman, (NBA), Ikeja Branch, who also paid tribute to Aturu, described him as the lawyer.

He noted that the lawyer, who used the to fight injustice in the society, a role model to many young . (NAN)[eap_ad_3]