Buhari commiserates with Fawehinmi family
The son of late human rights advocate, Gani Fawehinmi, Mohammed is dead.
Mohammed died at age 52
The minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo confirmed Mohammed’s death on Wednesday.
Keyamo wrote on Facebook “My brother, friend and son of my late boss, Mohammed Fawehinmi, is gone. I am speechless and heartbroken. I just spoke with the eldest daughter Basirat and she confirmed it. Mohammed was energetic and very intellectually alert, despite his mishap. He kept the flame of his father burning. We will sorely miss him,”
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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent commiseration to the Gani Fawehinmi family over the death of their son, Mohammed, who died on Wednesday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari particularly condoled widow of the late iconic Gani Fawehinmi and the mother of the deceased, Mrs Ganiat Fawehinmi, urging her to take solace in God
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family of the late irrepressible lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, over the death of their son, Mohammed.
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“The President condoles with Ganiat, mother of the deceased, and the entire family, urging them to find comfort in God, who gives and takes, and to draw consolation in the fact that the departed robustly fought a debilitating condition, which confined him to the wheelchair for many years”, the statement said.
Buhari said: “his body may have been broken, but his spirit was virile, agile, and he kept the flag of the family flying, doing justice to the memory of his late father”.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the departed, President Buhari urged strength for all those who mourn Mohammed Fawehinmi.
Mohammed lost his ability to walk after a terrible auto accident in 2003. A graduate of Business Administration at the University of Lagos, before he ventured into law practice, he obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998. He has over 20 years of experience in the practice of law.
Until his death, he was the Head of Gani Fawehinmi’s Chambers, Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited, Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.