BY GODWIN OTABONO
Human Rights Lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has condemned critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’s N713.7 billion bailout to states.
He said those opposing such moves were against the dictates of the Bible that the labourer deserves his wages, adding that those opposing a good life for the poor masses must have their heads examined.
Falana spoke yesterday at an interactive forum organised by the University of Ibadan campus unions for the 13 vice chancellorship aspirants at the Trenchard Hall. He lamented that the Federal Government had, in the last seven years, spent over N7 trillion as bailout for the parasitic ruling class.
The legal luminary urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to question the N1.3 trillion intervention fund promised by the last administration of which only N200 billion had been released since 2013.
His words: “The labourer deserves his wages and anyone challenging the President’s decision must have his head examined. We should be challenging the over N7 trillion bailout given to the comprador-bourgeoisie in the last five years.
“AMCON was set to take care of the debt of the rich, who took biallions from our banks and could not pay back. In one full sweep, N5.6 trillion was taken over by that institution. In the last five years, N780 billion had been given to the Bank of Industry (BoI) to revitalise our ailing industry but where are the industries? N200 billion as Aviation Intervention Fund, N200 billion as Agriculture Intervention Fund, N100 billion as Textile Intervention Fund, N213 billion to those who bought NEPA but leaving us in darkness.”