January 30, 2023



Household, mates, CSO associates transfer to immortalise late Ariyo

The relations, mates and associates of the late rights activist, Comrade Ariyo Dare-Atoye, have launched a sure-footed plan to immortalise him.

In accordance with a press release from the group, a part of the plan is to make use of the platform of #HelpForAriyo, to launch an endowment fund for the schooling of his three little youngsters and an annual memorial lecture in addition.

Dare-Atoye died on October 27, 2022 on the age of 41, from lung most cancers after a luminous epoch in socio-political crusading. 

The assertion described him as “a drum main within the civil society area for electoral reforms which culminated in President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Electoral Act Modification Invoice 2022.”

The assertion, nonetheless, famous that the late Ariyo could be dedicated to mom earth on Monday, November 7, 2022.

It acknowledged that the ultimate rites of passage will start in Abuja on Friday, November 4, 2022 with a Service of Songs on the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Garki 2, Abuja.

Different programmes that may precede the burial embrace, “a memorial/night of tributes will maintain on the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, on Saturday, November 5, 2022 to supply a veritable platform for an additional validation of Ariyo Dare-Atoye’s exemplary life and contributions to socio-political causes he believed in and dedicated the totality of his life.

“In accordance with a programme launched by his household, mates and associates within the civil society organisation, his physique would depart Abuja for Igbara-Odo, Ekiti, on Sunday, November 6.

The assertion additional learn, “In the meantime, as preparations for Ariyo Dare-Atoye’s interment inch nearer to completion on Monday, November 7, mates and associates, working on the platform of #HelpForAriyo, have indicated their readiness to launch an Endowment Fund for the schooling of his three little youngsters and an annual memorial lecture in addition.

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“The mental perspective to his reminiscence beneath the assemble of the Ariyo Dare Atoye Memorial Lecture on Citizenship and Electoral Democracy derives from his mental investments in his battle for a greater socio-economic and political situation for Nigerians.

“A preface to the idea observe, brilliantly scripted by a famend public mental, College lecturer and Come up TV analyst, Dr Sam Amadi reads: “the late Comrade Ariyo Dare Atoye was a widely known Nigerian human rights activist who labored very onerous to make sure the reform of Nigerian electoral system. He led efforts to strain the Nationwide Meeting to cross into legislation a brand new electoral regime that features digital transmission of outcomes and different improvements to make sure free, truthful, and credible elections.

“Comrade Ariyo was sacrificial and patriotic in combating for the democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

“As a part of memorialising his dedication and sacrifice for electoral democracy in Nigeria, we suggest to institutionalize an annual Ariyo Dare Atoye Memorial Lecture on Citizenship and Electoral Democracy. 

“The lecture collection will deal with highlighting the function of residents and citizen group in defending democracy from the menace it faces within the age of digital expertise and rising authoritarian impulses internationally. 

“The lecture will provide students, researchers and activists within the social area a chance to replicate on the challenges of democracy and improvement in Nigeria and on the methods of countering the threats and enhancing the efficiency of democracy.”