Femi Falana, a Nigerian human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, has expressed amazement that the country's president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, could praise Britain for uniting Nigeria during his Independence Day address.
According to the source, Femi Falana was taken aback by the manner in which President Buhari thanked Britain during his speech on Independence Day, because Nigeria is still suffering from underdevelopment as a result of the country's failure to demolish structures built by British colonialists.
Femi Falana went on to argue that Nigeria was at the very least ahead of certain countries in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the rest of them, in terms of economic development. He went on to remark that some of these countries have today "frog hopped," meaning that they have abandoned us as Third World countries and have transformed themselves into First World countries.
Why should Falana be surprised?
Yes, to my understanding, he should be surprised that President Buhari would go to any length to please Britain, either the situation is good or bad. If you can recall that much, these security agencies like the Nigeria Army and Police were actually harassing and extorting levies and taxes from us prior to colonisation.
Normally, main looking into the situation of this country, Femi Falana is actually right in this aspect. In reality, the country made the incorrect decision when the political class accepted the development of colonialism as a means of progress. He is now correct in his assertion that the country has not been founded, but it was established in order to allow the cruel exploitation of its human and natural resources following the end of the slave trade.
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