Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has in a talk discussed issues plaguing the country, from religious fundamentalism to corruption.
Falana described Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose as a “Nigerian Trump” who dabbles in stomach infrastructure, “stealing all the money but giving people just some … tokenism.”
He also expressed worry over the lack of candidates for the 2019 elections, saying: “It is either Buhari or Atiku, we are in trouble.”
On religion, Falana expressed worry over the state of churches in the country, commenting that although Nigeria had “9 or 10” pastors on the Forbes’ richest list, Nigerians are getting poorer.
He said: “We have more Pastors in Nigeria than any country in the world. In fact the latest Forbes magazine now, the 20 richest Pastors in the world, about 9 or 10 are from Nigeria. Yet our people are getting poorer. If the profs here and many of us here have not attended mission schools, hospitals built by the Catholics Anglicans, but what are we building now? what are our churches giving us? They say they’re promising to build churches in every street and all the warehouses in Apapa and Ikeja, they have all become churches and business centre.”
He also compared churches today to when he was little, discussing attending mission schools built by the Catholic and Anglican churches. “What are we building now? What are our churches giving us?” he asked.