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President Buhari is not doing enough to recover stolen wealth from looters - Femi Falana



Femi Falana, SAN, on Friday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing enough to recover stolen wealth from looters.

He charged Buhari to muster enough “political will” to go after Nigerians who had fleeced the country, instead of seeking local or foreign loans to fund projects.

The Human rights lawyer spoke as the keynote speaker at the 78th International Students Day organised by the Ogun State government at the Obas Complex, Oke–Mosan in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Speaking on the theme: “Restructuring, Pros and Cons: The Place of the Nigerian youth,” the legal luminary argued that what had been recovered from looters by the Federal government in the last two years remained a mere “tip of an iceberg.”

He also lambasted the Nigerian Senate for approving the $5.5bn loan requested by Buhari.

Falana noted that if “unremitted funds in some federal government agencies, companies and other loot stashed in offshore accounts are retrieved, government would have enough money.”

He also lamented the state and standard of education in the South West, insisted that the zone was not doing well in education, saying the evidence could be seen from the recently released West Africa Examination Council results where the zone performed woefully.

“Look at Where are we in education in South west, from the last WAEC results, no State in South West made it to top 10 and that for me, is a shame. We need to go back to where we are coming from,” he said.

Falana urged the youths not to join those calling for the breakup of the country, saying those behind it are not only making “backward call,” but also fighting only for selfish interest.

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