‘Nigerians Should Have Patience’ Has Been Government’s Slogan For 40 Years But Things Are Getting Tougher — Falana

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Falana said the usual remark from the government for over four decades is to tell the citizens to endure and persevere without anything to show that the country is moving forward.

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has expressed his displeasure over the lack of political will by the Nigerian government to make the country liveable for the poor citizens. 

Falana said the usual remark from the government for over four decades is to tell the citizens to endure and persevere without anything to show that the country is moving forward.

The SAN, who spoke on a Channels TV interview, added that the majority of the Nigerian population are fed up and already given up on the bad leadership which several governments had shown over the years. 

He said, “Happily, The President did say he appreciates the sufferings of Nigerians. And that Nigerians should continue to exercise patience, this has been the language of government for over 40 years. We were always told there is light at the end of the tunnel. But instead of things getting better for the lives of our people, things are getting tougher. 

“That is why the celebration of yesterday (Democracy Day on Wednesday) was by a tiny segment of the population. Political office holders. But the majority of our people who are wallowing in poverty have nothing to celebrate. Next time that we are going to celebrate June 12: Our Democracy Day, our people must be empowered and we must start now.” 

Meanwhile, during the celebration of the Democracy Day two days ago, media reported how Nigerian youths in their large numbers stormed the major roads in Lagos State to protest the current economic hardship created by President Bola Tinubu’s government. 

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In multiple pictures and videos seen on X, Media observed that the demonstrators carried different placards calling for immediate reversal of some policies implemented by Tinubu.

One of the protesters, Francis Nwapa wrote: “We called for it and we are on the street in Ikeja under bridge. The tyrannical and oppressive government of @officialABAT must be shown the way out. We are hungry and angry.#WeAreHungryProtest #June12Protest.” 

The protest was also held in some other locations in the country. 


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