Retaining names associated with colonial era in Africa worries Sen. Shehu Sani

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Senator Shehu Sani, has expressed worry with
condemnation retention of names associated with the colonial era on monuments, cities and streets in Africa.

Sani, a former law maker, described as disgraceful to preserve the names of people, who enslaved and oppressed Africans, saying the development was amount to preserving their dishonourable legacies.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, he said:“Many African towns and cities are still dotted with streets named after those who colonized us.

“These include buildings named after those who enslaved us, monuments named after those who exploited us, towns named after those who invaded and raped us.

Preserving dishonourable legacies in our homes.”

Shehu Sani is also, an author, playwright and a human rights activist.

He was a leading figure in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria among his other accomplishments.

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