Renowned Nigerian lawyer and civil rights activist, Esther Uzoma, is dead.
Before her death, she was the convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, National Coordinator of Proactive Gender Initiatives (PGI).
The situation room in a statement on Thursday confirmed she died on Wednesday, following a surgery at a hospital in Abuja.
“Esther was very energetic, and a committed human rights activist and has been in the forefront of driving Nigeria democratic reforms, she will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with her,” the statement announced.
Her last public appearance was on December 10, when she came for the Joint Public Hearing on Electoral Reforms held at the National Assembly.