Resign if you are helpless, Funmi Falana tells Buhari

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Funmi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he is unable to provide security for citizens.

Her comment follows the security challenges being faced across the country.

The lawyer, who is wife of Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while speaking in Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti state, during her yearly New Year’s celebrations at the orphanage said the government has failed if it cannot protect its citizens.

“Nigerians are afraid to go out, Nigerians fear for their lives, they are afraid for their security. It is very sad. Nobody ever envisaged that Nigeria will get to a situation like this,” she said.

“There is the need to do something about the security of the citizens. A government that is unable to guarantee the security of the citizens is a failed government, so if they cannot protect the Nigerian people, the governments have failed.

“We are using this opportunity to remind them that it is the constitutional responsibility of the government under chapter two of the constitution to provide security for the people. It is as if they are helpless, if they are helpless, let them resign and let us know that we don’t have a government.”

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She added that her yearly celebration at the orphanage is a way of giving back to the needy in society “because these people really need the expression of our love and also to let them know that they are important in the society”.


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