Folarin Falana, a Nigerian rapper better known as Falz, and Joe Abah, former director-general, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, have pulled out of a virtual meeting a few hours to the event.
The ministry of youths and sports organised had fixed a virtual town hall meeting for 3pm on Friday to discuss police brutality.
Panelists scheduled for the meeting were Mohammed Adamu, inspector- general of police (IGP); Segun Awosanya, human rights activist better known as Segalink, Falz and Abah.
Announcing his withdrawal earlier in the day, Falz said he was given false information on the event.
“I will not be on this panel. I was given false information. Plus there is no need for all this please!! The agenda is clear,” Falana said.
— Bop Daddy (@falzthebahdguy) October 16, 2020
A few hours after, Abah also announced his withdrawal from the event, citing absence of more youth voices.
“Following @falzthebahdguy’s withdrawal from this event & the absence of more youth voices, I will regrettably no longer be moderating this event,” Abah said.
“I was only ever meant to be the moderator. Nothing else. I suggest that the format for the event be changed to hear more youth voices.”
Following @falzthebahdguy’s withdrawal from this event & the absence of more youth voices, I will regrettably no longer be moderating this event. I was only ever meant to be the moderator. Nothing else. I suggest that the format for the event be changed to hear more youth voices. https://t.co/EZncTgTi7M
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) October 16, 2020
On October 8, Falz and Runtown, a Nigerian musician, took to the streets to protest against police brutality and extortion in Lagos.
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