Popular Nigerian Journalist, Editor and founder of NewsWatch Magazine, late Sumonu Dele Giwa was remembered by his daughter, Ayodele, on Monday the 19th of October 2020 for his 34th posthumous anniversary.
The 35-year-old, took to her Twitter handle with a picture of her Dad (about to be arrested in 1983 by the Nigerian Police) stating that her father would have been a part of the ongoing protest against Police brutality and bad governance (a cause her father fought for before he was killed by a mail bomb in his Lagos home on 19 October 1986).
“I was 1 when he died, so all I know are stories from family and pictures. But one thing I am sure of: he would be so proud of what the “lazy” Nigerian youth have been doing over the past 11 days. He would have been 73 this year, & he would have come out to protest with the youth.”
“It’s what he fought for. 34 years later, we are still fighting. But it will be different this time. Things will change. Our eyes have opened WELLA. E go shock them.”
“RIP Daddy (struggle to say it sometimes). Wish I knew you for myself,” she sadly submitted.
In celebrating Dele Giwa, many Twitter users commented on Ayodele’s post, paying their respects, offering compliments and kind words about the late news editor.
The ‘New York Times’ former news assistant, who was born on 16 March 1947 was assassinated by bomb mail, just two days after he had been interviewed by the State Security Service (SSS). He was survived by his mother, wives and five children.
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