Human right activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Femi Falana who recently turned 60 has asked for an unusual birthday gift from President Buhari. Chief Falana SAN who said he was humbled by the love shown to him by President Buhari on his birthday asked President Buhari to release all illegally detained Nigerians all over the country as a special birthday gift to him.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Falana said
“I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his wishes and prayers for me, but the birthday gift which I humbly ask from the Federal Government is more commitment to respect for human rights and rule of law,” he said.
“In particular, all Nigerian citizens, who are being detained illegally in the country should be freed without any further delay.”
Falana was responding to President Buhari’s congratulatory message to him on May 20, when he turned 60. It would be recalled that President Buhari through his media spokes person Femi Adesina, wished the Learned Silk a happy birthday and prayed God to grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country.