Let poor Nigerians unit to free themselves from shackle of poverty – Falana

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A renowned Nigerian human right lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged poor Nigerians to be united to free themselves from exploitation by few rich Nigerians.

According to Falana, the unity of Nigeria is based on the ruthless exploitation of the working people.

The human rights lawyer spoke at the 24th Convocation Lecture of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.

He called on the poor Nigerians to equally unite to free themselves from the shackles of poverty, since rich Nigerians “are united in exploiting our national resources”.

“Unity means the component existence of Nigeria. The fact that the unity of the country is based on the ruthless exploitation of the working people, it is of no moment to the members of the ruling classes.

“For me, since the rich are united in exploiting our national resources, the exploited poor and oppressed people should equally unite to free themselves from the shackles of poverty,” he said.

Falana also called on the state governors to work on how to share powers with the President on matters of security and economy.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its latest Poverty and Inequality report, four in ten Nigerians or over 82.9 million Nigerians are reportedly living below the country’s poverty level.

 

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