The Medical Director/CEO, Rabboni Hospitals Ltd, Dr. Okon Akiba, at the weekend extoled the virtues of the exemplary life of the late Gani Fawehinmi.
He told journalists in Lagos the late human rights activist contributed immensely to uplift a lot of people whose lives have today changed for good.
Chosen himself as an example, Akiba said that said he has so much love and respect for the Gani’s family because God used them to make him what he is today without which the story wouldn’t have been as pleasant.
“The story of my life cannot be complete without mentioning the family of Gani,” he said.
He explained that on the 2nd of February 2003 as an undergraduate medical student of the University of Maiduguri, fate caused him to be included among the 28 students of the university that were illegally rusticated following students demonstration against dictatorial, political, tribal , bias and oligarchic leadership of that time.
“Thanks to the unanimous Supreme Court judgment of 14 February 2006 that reversed the illegality and the injustice of the time which the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi who was the lead advocate and counsel
Okon Akiba paid glowing tribute to the late Mohammed Fawehinmi, the late son of the activist, whom he described as his younger brother and friend. He was a great soul that has gone so soon. We will sorely miss him, he said.
“I want to give credence to the best and most handsome governor of that time, former Governor Donald Duke who was then the governor of the Cross River State for officially unveiling Rabboni Hospitals Ltd, that was situated at Festac Town, Lagos, he concluded.