Nigeria is not worth dying for – Bola Ige’s daughter, Funso

Funso, daughter of former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Bola Ige, has asserted that it is a waste of life for anyone to die for Nigeria.

Funso Bola Ige

Bola Ige was on December 23, 2001 murdered at his home in Ibadan by unknown men and nearly 15 years later, no one has been jailed in connection with incident.

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Speaking with Punch, Funso said her father sacrificed so much for the nation and the reward he got was death.

According to her, the family left has his killers in the court of God, whom she said is the greatest judge.

“Nigeria is not worth dying for. For my dad, that was his own belief (that whatever you live for is worth dying for), I don’t believe Nigeria is worth dying for because there hasn’t been justice.

“If somebody or some people are paying the price for his death, then I’ll know that Nigeria is worth dying for. My father believed too much in this Nigeria.

“Every time you said anything negative about the country, he would say no, Nigeria is going to be great, that Nigeria would someday be part of G7 and all that stuff.

“That was him, and I don’t condemn him for it. But as for me, Nigeria is not worth dying for. I’m going to live for my children, my grand children and great-grand children.

“God forbids anything to happen to you in this country, you are on your own. So, I’m not going to die for Nigeria. My father has already died for Nigeria; nobody in my family will ever die for Nigeria again.”

It would be recalled that two yet-to-be named suspects in ongoing investigation into murder of Ige, recently opened up on their involvement.

The duo confessed that four days before Ige was murdered, they travelled to Abuja to collect huge amount of money from some persons to carry out the operation.



  1. funso,I m in accordance with u even Nigeria armies that fights boko haram re complaining of not receiving their allowances while they re there dying for Nigeria,d family of some dead army re abandoned&re suffering today becos of d sacrifice made by their love one in d name of Nigeria,I m not ready to kill even my cat for Nigeria,if u die for Nigeria yr name is die&go

  2. Do I say I love this country? Truly no I must confess cos I believed in word of prof wale; dat he believes in the entity called humanity not entity called nationality.

  3. Pity indeed, see what our criminal, insensitive, wicked, greedy, currupt And murderous rulers have brought to the Nigerian psych! Dont ever refer to them as leaders cos they are not

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