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Nigeria Is Not Worth Dying For – Bola Ige’s Daughter, Funso

Funso, daughter of former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Bola Ige, has asserted that it is a waste of life for anyone to die for Nigeria. Bola Ige was on December 23, 2001 murdered at his home in Ibadan by unknown men and nearly 15 years later, no one has been jailed in connection with incident. Funso said her father sacrificed so much for the nation and the reward he got was death.

 According to her, the family left has his killers in the court of God, whom she said is the greatest judge. “Nigeria is not worth dying for. For my dad, that was his own belief (that whatever you live for is worth dying for), I don’t believe Nigeria is worth dying for because there hasn’t been justice. “If somebody or some people are paying the price for his death, then I’ll know that Nigeria is worth dying for. My father believed too much in this Nigeria.“Every time you said anything negative about the country, he would say no, Nigeria is going to be great, that Nigeria would someday be part of G7 and all that stuff.  “That was him, and I don’t condemn him for it. But as for me, Nigeria is not worth dying for. I’m going to live for my children, my grand children and great-grand children.

“God forbids anything to happen to you in this country, you are on your own. So, I’m not going to die for Nigeria. My father has already died for Nigeria; nobody in my family will ever die for Nigeria again.” It would be recalled that two yet-to-be named suspects in ongoing investigation into murder of Ige, recently opened up on their involvement. The duo confessed that four days before Ige was murdered, they travelled to Abuja to collect huge amount of money from some persons to carry out the operation.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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