Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana and his son, Falz, join numerous Lagosians to protest the insecurity and poverty in Nigeria

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and his Musician son, Folarin, aka Falz, alongside many other Lagosians, took to the streets on Monday, 31st of May, 2021, to protest against the insecurity and poverty affecting the country.

The protest which was organized by the Peoples Alternative Political Movement, began at the busy Ikeja Bus Stop to the Governor’s Office through the Secretariat to the Lagos State House of Assembly singing different protest songs.

The demonstration, which was tagged, ‘Enough is Enough’, went on for several hours as youths carried placards which read, ‘No to Exploitation and Multiple Taxation’, ‘Provide Jobs or Unemployment Benefits for Youths’, ‘Provide Security in Schools’, ‘End Kidnapping and Banditry’ and ‘Stop Killings, Secure Nigeria’.

The protesters which included trade unions, civil society, students, farmers and peasants, were led by Jaye Gaskiya, a foremost activist. Gaskiya said the protest was organised to express displeasure over how badly the country had degenerated. He expressed worry that Nigeria, characterized by extreme poverty, arms proliferation, religious intolerance, the rise of hate, and ethnic nationalism is moving towards social upheavals due to exploitation of the people, greed, and avarice of a spineless political class that has reached its wit’s end.

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