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Falana urges youths to engage in politics for better Nigeria

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12 October 2021   |   3:44 am
Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, yesterday, urged youths to engage more in politics to achieve a new Nigeria.

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, yesterday, urged youths to engage more in politics to achieve a new Nigeria.

He made the call during the 2021 Felabration Symposium held in Ikeja, Lagos.

The theme for this year’s event is “Viva Nigeria”. The theme was picked from late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s old music titled: “Viva Africa”, which talked about the essence of staying united as Africans.

Felabration is a yearly music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Kuti, in memory and celebration of her father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre.

Falana, who was the late Fela’s lawyer, said with more organisational capacity, Nigerian youths would contribute more to the growth and development of the country.

“Nigerian youths need to get engaged politically, they have roles to play in the struggle for a new Nigeria,” he said.

MEANWHILE, the human rights lawyer has also urged Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to ensure the recovery of $62 billion owed by international oil companies.

In a letter to the AGF, on behalf of Omotoye Olorode and Jaye Gaskia of the People’s Alternative Political Movement (PAPM), Falana said the Federal Government has not enforced the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered on October 20, 2018.

In the judgment, the apex court had directed the Federal Government to immediately take steps to recover all revenues lost to oil-exploring and exploiting companies due to wrong profit-sharing formula since August 2003.