Femi Falana, a human right lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the pension of former president Olusegun Obasanjo and his vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is not enough to build a primary school, yet they own universities.
Speaking at the Launch of Sahara Reporters’ civic media lab, Falana said all past presidents who own universities were public servants throughout their trajectory, yet they own universities, querying where they got the money from.
He said the new advocates of restructuring are the same men who restructured the economy of Nigeria against the people.
“These guys who have restructured the economy of Nigeria. Or you are not aware that these guys restructured the economy of Nigeria to the extent that Nigeria is the only country today where former heads of states openly own universities,” Falana said.
“Have you ever heard of that anywhere in the world that the likes of Obasanjo, Atiku, Babangida and others, own universities, and of course, the man who is now pushing for restructuring, Atiku, has a univerisity as well.
“None of these guys worked outside the government. One was a customs officer, the others were soldiers; their pension cannot establish a primary school, not to talk of a university. For young people, I think there is enough provocation on the part of the ruling class.”
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