Nigerian popular rapper-actor and lawyer; Folarin “Falz” Falana has taken the bold step to write a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, “requesting for reconstitution of the governing council of National Human Rights Commission for the discharge of its function with respect to cases of human rights violations in Nigeria”
In the letter titled: “REQUEST FOR RECONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NIGERIA,” the “Hypocrite” hitmaker stated that reconstituting the governing council it will be a step in the right direction in the quest for a genuine Police reform in Nigeria.
The letter reads in part:
“It has been brought to my knowledge via a statement by your Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, that the Federal Government has accepted the 5-point request of the ENDSARS protests presented by well-meaning Nigerian youths.
“Failure to do this would force young Nigerians to believe that the continuous refusal to re-constitute the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission is a deliberate attempt to mislead us into thinking genuine efforts are being made at reforming the Nigeria Police when in truth the opposite is the case.”
He stated his confidence that his appeal to the President will be acceded to, adding that it will guarantee “the protection of the fundamental human rights of all Nigerians”.
The importance of human rights in Nigeria has been amplified by the #EndSars protest and every day, we can see just how much the basic human rights of citizens have been neglected, starting from the governing council of the Human Rights Commission. We hope the Government comes to terms with the demand of the people.