Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has challenged the federal government to dialogue with several groups agitating for secession from the federation.
According to Falana, it “is on the roundtable the grievances can be sorted out” in the interest of peace, security and development
He made this at the 25th anti-corruption situation room, which the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) organised in Lagos on Saturday.
Speaking on the topic, “Assessing The Fight Against Corruption,” he said it was the promise to fight corruption that made Nigerians vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said it was the corruption in the system that culminated in agitating for secession, noting that it “is better for the federal government to dialogue with them rather than go to war.”
Falana called on Nigerians “to keep up the fight for Nigeria to be returned to democracy. What the nation is operating now is civil rule and not democracy.
He said Nigeria has returned to civil rule for 22 years. Former military leaders have governed the country for the major part of those years saying that it is why the country is losing.
He then charged the anti-corruption agencies and the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General to be more committed to fighting the corruption war, rather than them talking like critics.