FG owes it a duty to convince agitators on the corporate existence of Nigeria – Falana
Written by on July 31, 2021
Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has kicked against the breakup of Nigeria along ethnic lines.
Several groups including the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba Nation agitators have campaigned for both Biafra and Oduduwa Republics.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV, Falana said he has a fundamental disagreement with secessionist groups who are calling for the breakup of the country along ethnic lines, saying he is opposed to the campaign because he believes the masses of the people are oppressed by the ruling class and imperialism.
Calling for the Federal Government to take responsibility, the lawyer and activist said the FG owes it a duty to convince the agitators by reposing confidence on the corporate existence of Nigeria.
While noting that it is not a criminal offence for some persons to make separatists demands, Falana said the current administration should respect human rights in line with Article 20 of the African Charter on Human Rights.