Falana Asks FG To Release Illegally Detained Nigerians To Mark His Birthday
Femi Falana has urged President Buhari to release all illegally detained Nigerians across across the country as a special birthday for him.
He said he was humbled by the love shown to him by President Buhari on his birthday. Buhari had on Saturday, May 19, in a press release signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, hailed Falana’s sense of patriotism over the years as a senior advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist and prayed that God would grant the human rights campaigner longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country.
Mr Femi Falana, on Thursday, May 23, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his birthday wishes and prayers as he turned 60 on May 20. Falana expressed the appreciation in a message he copied to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that he was humbled by the love shown to him by Buhari on his birthday.
Falana, however, requested release of Nigerians detained `illegally’ across the country, as a special birthday gift from the federal government. “I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his wishes and prayers for me, but the birthday gift which I humbly ask from the federal government is more commitment to respect for human rights and rule of law. “In particular, all Nigerian citizens, who are being detained illegally in the country should be freed without any further delay,” he said. NAN reports that Buhari had on Saturday, May 19, in a press release signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, hailed Falana’s sense of patriotism over the years.