Singer, Folarin Falana, aka Falz, has mentioned that Nigeria is in a state of emergency, and one thing needs to be performed urgently to salvage the nation from destruction.
The This is Nigeria rapper made this recognized whereas talking in the course of the week at a spherical desk dialogue on governance and nation constructing tagged, ‘Start the Conversation’. The occasion was hosted by leisure firm, Chocolate City, in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
Speaking on the state of the nation, Falz mentioned, “We are at a critical point in Nigeria– it is an emergency. People are being killed daily in different parts of the country and we don’t seem to care. Boko Haram is still carrying out attacks and you are telling me the Federal Government cannot find an answer. It is quite ridiculous and pretentious of us to act like things are not as critical as they currently are. I think it’s an emergency and it’s about to explode in our faces.”
Falana additionally bemoaned the dearth of infrastructure within the nation. “I have been to many developed countries and I have observed three things at work– infrastructure, healthcare and education. But when I return home, I see the opposite. I just can’t understand why we haven’t got it right as a nation; yet, we are so comfortable. We are not doing anything,” he acknowledged.
On what drives him to talk on social points, the Karishika rapper mentioned, “A friend of mine often says that every Nigerian is one sickness away from poverty. Take a look at the high rate of maternal deaths in the country– we cannot even deliver children safely. I genuinely care about the state of affairs of this country. I don’t want it to explode in my own face too. That is why I do what I do– just because of empathy.”
Other celebrities in attendance had been Ruggedman, Kate Henshaw, Williams Uchemba, Bez, Waje, and Ill Bliss, amongst others.