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FG Should Meet with Separatists and Hear them Out- Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has called on the Federal Government to call agitating groups in the country together and listen to what they have to say in order to reduce tension.

Falana said this on Wednesday in Lagos State, at the South West zonal public hearing organised by the House of Representatives special committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

The comments made by Buhari on the tensions in the South East were met with serous criticism, with Twitter going as far as deleting the tweet.

Femi Falana is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a human rights lawyer.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” Buhari had said.

He said, “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 also pleaded with the National Assembly to ensure every spending from the treasury goes through due scrutiny and appropriation.

“Right now, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the IMF and World Bank have taken over the control of the economy of the country,” he said.

“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.”

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