Comrade Okechukwu Keshi Ukaegbu has lamented that the Abia State
was yet to fulfill a pledge it made during the burial of the late civil
rights activist, Chima Ubani.
Ubani, former Executive Director of CLO, died in auto crash on September
25, 2005 on the Postikum/Yobe highway while coordinating the Labour and
Civil Society, LASCO coalition protests against the increase in the
of petroleum products by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo
It would be recalled that Ubani hailed from Obete Umuoha village in
local government area of Abia State.
According to Ukaegbu, “during Chima Ubani’s burial, the then governor of
Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr.
Chima Nwafor made a pledge to name a road after the late activist, but
never did that until it left office in 2017.
“The federal government has just honoured the president winner of the
12 1993 poll, but there cannot be June 12 without Chima Ubani, he
to be honoured for his great sacrifices. Chima Ubani died for Nigeria
is 14 years after his death. Chima Ubani was an activist to the core, he
gave his all. It is regrettable that nothing has been named after him.
the Abia State government was yet to fulfill a pledge it made to name a
road in honour of Chima Ubani . I commend former Lagos state government,
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu for providing succor to Chima Ubani’s family.
Chima Ubani may have died in vain.
The former CLO secretary urged the Abia State government to erect a
monument in honour of Chima Ubani in appreciation of his sacrifices to