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Rep Ajao Adejumo wants Obafemi Awolowo declared national hero

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A member from the House of Representatives, Rep. Ajao Adejumo, has approached Nigerians to help the bill for an Act to proclaim Chief Obafemi Awolowo a public legend.

Adejumo settled on the decision in an announcement while congratulating with Nigerians on the event of the 60th Independence commemoration of the nation.

The official who speaks to Ogbomosho/North/South/Orire Federal Constituency of Oyo said that announcing Awolowo a public legend would additionally join the nation.

As per him, Awolowo alongside different loyalists contributed hugely to Nigeria we commend today.

He said that Awolowo who highlights on the N100 note was the debut of the then western district, a writer, and a Federal Commissioner during the common war.
The rep recalled that Awolowo was also the flag bearer of the then United Party of Nigeria (UPN), where he ran for President in 1979 and 1983.

The lawmaker said that the green chamber was currently considering an amendment bill that would alter the National Hero’s Register Act to add Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

He explained that when the bill is signed into law, Awolowo will be regarded as a National Hero.

Adejumo, who is the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Navy, urged all Nigerians, in the spirit of independence celebrations, to support the bill to be passed into law.

He urged Nigerians to believe in the project Nigeria and support the government in the right direction to restore the glory of the country.

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