Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kudirat Abiola Memorial

Faces of the struggle

This is the Kudirat Abiola Memorial Cenotaph located at the 7UP Junction in Ikeja. Kudirat Abiola was a democracy activist who was murdered in 1996 during the shady past of Nigeria's military rule. She was married to MKO Abiola, the man who was denied the right of becoming Nigeria's president after winning what many consider to be the freest and fairest election ever conducted in Nigeria. The monument was commissioned in 2000 by the Lagos government.


Standtall said...

Waoh well said. When I first saw d statute, I was wondering what it was all about. Thanks for putting this in perspective for some of us.

Kris McCracken said...

Thanks for sharing this one. The images on the monument are harrowing.