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Ten years after: ActionAid Family Still Remembers ‘CCJ’

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 15:43

On this day, ten years ago, ActionAid Nigeria lost two of its committed staff and a partner, Mr. John Moru (34 years) and Mr. Chinwuba Egbe (34 years); and our partner Mr. Justice Egware (36 years) in the Bellview plane crash of Saturday 22 October 2005 which was going from Lagos to Abuja. All 117 persons on board the aircraft perished!

 John Moru was our Governance Team Leader; Chinwuba Egbe was the acting Team Leader of our Education Team and Coordinator of the Stepping Stones and REFLECT (STAR) development methodology while Justice Egware was the Nigeria Coordinator of Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and the Policy Advisor of Civil Society Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA)

Ten years later, we still mourn and miss John and Justice and Chinwuba, patriots, activists and grassroots mobilisers who gave their all for the deepening of democracy and advancing the rights and dignity of citizens through the battle against poverty.