Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed sadness over the passing of Innocent Chukwuma, the Head of Ford Foundation West Africa, whom he said, was a thoroughbred social activist, his friend and collaborator of many years.
Osinbajo, who made this known in a tweet on his official twitter handle @ProfOsinbajo on Sunday, stated that Chukwuma’s thoughtful, knowledge-driven, drama-free but relentless pursuit of justice and the common good will be an enduring legacy.
The tweet read, “I was greatly saddened by the news of the passing of Innocent Chukwuma, a thoroughbred social activist, my friend and collaborator of many years. In my time as AG of Lagos, Innocent, then in Cleen Foundation was a crucial resource in Police reform in support of our justice reform.
“As the Ford Foundation Lead in West Africa, he was the first amongst others to support our work in the OVP in the setting up of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, and most recently in the Police reform efforts of the Federal Government.
“His thoughtful, knowledge-driven, drama-free but relentless pursuit of justice and the common good will be an enduring legacy.
“My heart and prayers go out to his wife, family and loved ones.
“May his memory and legacy be blessed”.