In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, October, 2020

#EndSARS: ‘I Am Not Afraid To Die, Buhari’s Speech Irritating’

#EndSARS: 'I Am Not Afraid To Die, Buhari’s Speech Frustrating'

Amanpour and Falz

Amanpour and Falz


Nigerian lawyer, actor and musician, Folarin Falana aka Falz has stated he isn’t afraid to die for Nigeria.


He made the assertion in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour after a brief clip of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Thursday’s speech was performed.


In keeping with him, Buhari’s promise to reform the police was infuriating and irritating as his administration had been making the identical promise of reform since 2017.


Within the clip, Buhari stated SARS was scrapped in response to the #EndSARS campaigners’ calls for and in depth police reforms have been underway.


When Amanpour then requested him how a lot inventory he places in Buhari’s pledges, Falz, who had been shaking his head cynically because the clip performed, stated: “It’s infuriating, annoying and irritating. And I feel that’s how everyone seems to be feeling proper now.

“They’ve been reforming the police for a very long time and we now have by no means seen precise motion. They introduced that SARS had been disbanded in 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020.

“They simply assume we’re silly. It’s insensitive.”

‘I’m not afraid of dying’


When Amanpour requested him if he wasn’t scared, as many younger folks refused to look on digicam, Falz stated he was not afraid for his life, because the Nigerian state of affairs has made loss of life a commonplace incidence.


Falz informed Amanpour: “I’m not afraid for my life as a result of the place we’re proper now, I really feel like I can simply die by the rest anyway.

“We have now a non-existent healthcare system, for instance. We have now a significantly excessive stage of poverty; there may be unemployment.

“We’re in a vital state due to the extent of corruption and mismanagement of funds that we proceed to see every day.

“I can have an accident on my technique to work and die as a result of the state of healthcare is nothing to write down dwelling about. Folks should journey overseas to have correct healthcare.

“We carry on saying that each single Nigerian is one illness away from passing away.

“So what sort of life am I dwelling any method? Why ought to I be afraid of dying? I’m going to die anyway, so what’s the level?” Falz requested Amanpour.

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