Alhaja Kudirat Abiola Park – Kudirat Abiola Mytyr of our Democracy
The Kudirat Abiola Memorial Park
The Alhaja Kudirat Abiola Park is a memorial park dedicated to the late heroin for her fight for democracy. This represents the struggle and victory of Democracy. The Kudirat Abiola Park is a reminder of Nigeria’s struggle for Democracy. Located along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
About Kudirat Abiola
Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was born in 1951 in Zaria, Nothern part of Nigeria. She attended the Muslim Girls School, Ijebu Ode Ogun State, the western part of Nigeria.
She got married to MKO Abiola in 1972 at the age of 21. She was the second wife of Moshood Abiola and they had 7 children together.
She was assassinated on the Lagos Ibadan expressway while fighting for the release of her husband and the struggle for democracy.
However, before her death, she launched the Radio Democracy to campaign against the Military rule and the fight and struggle for democracy. The radio has been renamed after her, Radio Kudirat. There were claims that the radio was backed and sponsored by the American, British, Swedish, Danish and the Norwegian governments. She was murdered on 4th June 1996 on orders of the then Military government led by General Sanni Abacha.
Kudirat Abiola – Fight for Democracy
Firstly, she mobilized women from different sphere of life such as market women, students, activist and human right fighters from all over Nigeria to stand against the Military government. She was well respected by the populace and a big threat to the Government.
The struggle began after her husband who won the 1993 Nigerian Presidential election was detained by the then Nigeria Military Government after the election was annulled.
Location of the Kudirat Abiola Park
The Alhaja Kudirat Abiola Park is located along the Lagos Ibadan expressway close to Tollgate area, Adjacent 7UP Bottling Company and Motorways in Lagos.
How to Get to the Park
If you are coming from the island, the Kudirat Abiola Park is a straight drive just before the old Tollgate. If you are coming from outside Lagos, It is just after the old Tollgate.
Things to Do at the Park
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