Human rights groups in Osun State have condoled with the government and people ,in particular the family, friends ,associates of late human rights activist, Simon Abiodun Kolawole who lost his life in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday at Ikoro-Ekiti, on his way to visit his in-laws.
It was learnt that Comrade Kolawole who was in the company of his wife,Mrs Cecilia Temitayo lost their lives to motor accident.
A statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo and signed by Comrade Amitolu Shittu , CDRP’s National Coordinator described the death of renowned activist as a big set back to the human rights community in Nigeria, particularly Osun State.
Shittu described the late General Secretary of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) between 1991 and 1992 as a dogged fighter,humane and humble in the cause of fighting for the rights of downtrodden masses.
Also speaking in the same vein through a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo,the State President of NETNOS,Comrade Ibrahim Olayinka maintained that the human rights community in the state would surely miss the late activist for his perseverance ,contention, dedication and uprightness,saying that his death was very unfortunate and terrible for the state.
Olayinka noted”The history of human rights community in Nigeria would not be completed without giving the late activist a large space because of his immense contribution to the students movement and restoration of current democratic experiment in nation.With his death,Nigeria has lost another rare gem and colossus in the cause of humanity”.
They later commiserated with the people and government of the State, families,friend associates of the deceased as they prayed to almighty God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
It would be recalled that until his death,kolawole was the Director of Ola Oni Centre,Osogbo.