- Falana advised FG to enter meaningful dialogue with all separatists group
- He urged NASS to take control of National economy
- He harped on the need to ensure efficiency of the Social Security Bill
Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),has advised the Federal Government to engage various separatists groups in the country to douse the ongoing tensions and agitations.
Falana made the appeal while speaking at the South-West Zonal Public Hearing of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution in Lagos on Wednesday.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who spoke on behalf of Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), said that government should engage rather than declare war on separatists groups.
“We are suggesting that the Federal Government should enter into meaningful dialogue with all separatists groups so that perceived injustice can be addressed.
“This is the only way to guarantee peace in the country,” he said.
Falana also urged the members of the National Assembly to take over the control of the nation’s economy and ensure that every spending go through appropriation.
According to him, “Right now, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the IMF and World Bank have taken over the control of the economy of the country.
“We want to appeal to you, don’t allow the Executives to withdraw money from the Federation account to another account without appropriation of the National Assembly,” he added.
Falana harped on the need for the National Assembly to ensure that the Social Security Bill worked to tackle some of the security challenges facing the nation.
According to him, the country has to address unemployment and take care of the unemployed so that the rich can sleep with their two eyes closed.
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