Falz criticises government authorities amid Abuja Kaduna crisis

Deborah Dan-Awoh

The Nigerian rapper and activist known for bluntly airing his grievances against the government posted a series of tweets berating the government.

Falana Folarin aka Falz the bahd guy

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Nigerian rapper, lawyer and activist Folarin Falana, aka Falz, in a series of tweets described the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) announcement that it will resume collection of toll fees at the Lekki tollgate as “madness.” 

Now, the LCC, despite being indicted in the massacre of hundreds of #EndSARS protesters in 2020, announced earlier that it would resume toll collection at designated sites after a long hiatus directed by the protests. This action, according to Falz, is unacceptable. 

“Soldiers committed gruesome murders on innocent Nigerians on the night of October 20, 2020. The reports of the judicial panel set up by the government indicted the LCC,” said Falz. “Despite being complicit in these gory crimes, LCC is brave enough to announce toll collection. What kind of madness?”

The musician also decried the train bombing that killed several Nigerians, including a medical doctor.

He further scolded the government and politicians. The

“Do you know what these animals are busy doing? Announcing that they want to be president, organising political rallies, announcing that they want to start collecting tollgate money,” he tweeted. 

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure has come under heavy criticism on social media following the multiple train attacks within 24 hours and widespread insecurity that has become a horrible nightmare under his watch.

Other Nigerian celebrities, on Wednesday, condemned the Monday attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train that left many dead and several others injured.

Other Nigerian celebrities, on Wednesday, condemned the Monday attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train that left many dead and several others injured.

Actress Funke Akindele, via her Instagram page, solaced with victims' families, describing the news as heartbreaking.

Her post reads: “This news is so heartbreaking. My heart goes out to families that lost loved ones in the Kaduna-Abuja train attack in Nigeria……. This is so sad.”

Also, legendary singer, Tuface Idibia, posted pictures of the deceased from the train attack on Instagram; on the other hand, which quizzed the nation's state and the increasing insecurity, inflation ravaging the country.

While reposting a message from his manager, 2Baba lamented the terrible living conditions of the nation.

Richard Mofe Damijo is not left out of the list of celebrities who have constantly bemoaned the terrible calamity that has befallen Nigeria.

Mourning the state of insecurity on his Instagram handle, RMD noted that the terror attack confirmed the state of Nigerians ‘brokenness’.

According to him, on the road, at the airport, at the train station, nowhere is safe anymore. This is the extent of our brokenness.

He wrote, “My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives…. I was on this same train to Kaduna, and we talked about how unsafe life is and the risks we were taking."

The Nigerian celebrities who voiced their grievances include veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, known better as RMD, singer and songwriter Folarin Falana, aka Falz, famous actress Funke Akindele-Bello, 2Baba, among others.