They made the remark in Lagos 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 Social 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 social justice.
“Though we have to mourn the untimely death 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 Force (JAF), recalled that Aturu provided free legal representations to labour groups in the country during their struggles.
“The best way we can honour him is to continue with the struggle,” Aremu said.[eap_ad_2]
He described as the death 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 Director, Community Life Action Project, a civil rights group, said:“The high 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.