President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to use projects constructed under his administration to immortalize heroes, if need for such arises in the future.
The advice was handed to Buhari by Senator Shehu Sani. He gave the counsel in a post on his official Twitter handle in response to the President’s renaming of Abuja International Stadium as Moshood Abiola International Stadium on Wednesday.
The stadium was constructed under the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
And Sani, who said that it was vital to commend Obasanjo for building a project worthy of being renamed to immortalised a democratic hero, advised Buhari to ensure in the future he used a project completed by his administration to do such immortalization.
“It’s important to appreciate ex President Obasanjo for constructing a stadium in Abuja befitting of being renamed to immortalise a democratic hero. I will also advice this administration to henceforth use its own completed project for ‘any more immortalization,’” Sani said.
Buhari had made the announcement during his speech at the first Democracy Day in Nigeria to be marked on June 12, the day 1993 presidential election, supposedly won by the late Abiola was conducted.
Then Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, had annulled the election and Abiola died while struggling to reclaim his supposed stolen mandate.