Sunday, 4 May 2014

#BringBackOurGirls..... Femi Falana Refuses to Serve on Presidential Committee

 According to NationalMirror........

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Barrister Femi Falana (SAN), has declined to serve in the Presidential Committee set up on abducted girls of the Government College Chibok, Borno State.

Falana revealed this in a chat with Sunday Mirror yesterday night, hinging his rejection to serve on the committee not only on his involved in the ongoing nationwide demonstrations in which protesters are demanding for the immediate release of the abducted girls from the custody of the Boko Haram sect but that a Committee of Concerned Nigerians working with the parents of the abducted girls had engaged his services to seek legal redress with a view to compelling the Federal Government to discharge its duty to the victims of the crime against humanity.

Falana said he had meanwhile accepted the request to collaborate with an international human rights organization, which is currently mobilizing diplomatic and political support for the release of the abducted girls from the captivity of the nihilist forces.

He thanked the Federal Government for appointing him as a member of the Presidential Committee to make recommendations for the release of the 223 who are still held incommunicado but said that he regretted his inability to accept the appointment to serve on the Committee..

He urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the Joint Task Force to intensify the military campaign to secure the release of the girls, saying, “ After all, the military authorities did announce last week that the girls would regain their liberty in a matter of days”.

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