Falana-led coalition mobilises Nigerians for massive national protest

Falana-led coalition mobilises Nigerians for massive national protest

- Femi Falana has urged Nigerians to troop out en mass in protest against what he termed as the government's horrible economic policies

- The human right lawyer said his coalition, ASCAB, would partner with TUC for the "enough is enough" protest

- The protest is scheduled for September 23 amid controversy and rage trailing the hike in petrol price and electricity tariff

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Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a coalition led by human rights lawyer Femi Falana, has promised to collaborate with Trade Union Congress (TUC) in a protest action slated for Wednesday, September 23.

In a statement released on Tuesday, September 15, Falana (SAN) urged Nigerians to come out against what he dubbed as government’s horrendous economic policies.

Legit.ng gathers that the protest tagged “Enough is Enough” will see civil societies join in setting aside September 23 as a “warning shot” to the government over its recent policies.

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"We call on all Nigerians, workers, farmers, students, traders, the poor and the defenseless people alike, women, men, young and the aged to come out on September 23 to show their disdain against institutionalised poverty, hunger, deprivation and the country’s slide into a cesspool of anomie in the face of violence and spineless killings,” part of the statement read.

Falana-led Coalition Set for September 23 National Protest
Femi Falana has urged Nigerians to troop out en mass in protest. Credit: This Day.
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Falana, who berated the insensitivity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, accused the federal government of planning to impoverish Nigerians despite the insecurity and other challenges.

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He argued that there is no justifiable reason to increase the fuel price and the tariff of electricity when the economy is shrinking amid the damaging effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari finally lifted the lids on why his government resorted to borrowing.

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The Nigerian leader, during a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), said the need to build infrastructure and attract investments has made him take loans.

Buhari, who noted that Nigeria is not in its deserved place in Africa due to lack of attraction to investors, said his government was borrowing money to address some infrastructural deficit and make the country the giant again.

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