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Ambode Renames Dolphin Park After Late Tunji Braithwaite

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday named Dolphin Park after the late Dr Tunji Braithwaite, in recognition of his contributions to the political development of Nigeria.

Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made this known at a special service of songs organised by the Braithwaite family in Lagos.

He said that Braithwaite’s struggle for the emancipation of Nigerians and his daily agitation for improved living condition for the masses was commendable.

“The late Dr Braithwaite gave all his life to the betterment of the lives of the masses; on several occasions he had stood for and defended the rights of the common man.

“He used the instrumentality of the law to free Nigerians from oppressive rule and abuse of power.

“As a legal luminary, his imprint on the legal profession are not only impressive but will continue to receive accolades, even from generations yet unborn,” he said.

Ambode said that Braithwaite’s legal engagements in the defence of human rights, democratic norms and practice, would never be forgotten.

“His cerebral work entitled: ”The Jurisprudence of the Living Oracles’, among other intellectual pursuits, will remain relevant in addressing the various challenges in our democratic experience.

Ambode promised that his administration would continue to keep hope alive on the ideals of good governance, through the implementation of people-oriented programmes.

He said that his government would, from time to time, immortalise heroes of democracy and all those that have contributed to the growth of good governance in the state.

“His bust will soon be commissioned at the Dolphin Estate Park, so that the memory of his great contributions to politics and the struggle for a better Nigeria will linger for ever in our memory, “Ambode said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dr Tunji Braithwaite died on March 28 in Lagos at the age of 82, during a brief illness.

(NAN)

 

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