Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Wednesday noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not ready to respect the rights of Nigerians.
Falana during an interview on Channels TV also condemned the current government for creating the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS).
Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday noted that the disbanded SARS has been replaced with SWAT.
The decision of the IGP has been condemned by numerous Nigerians who believe the action of the police would not produce a different result.
Falana in his statement said, “As far as I’m concerned, so far, we are only scratching the surface of the problem.”
“And there’s been no indication that the government is prepared yet to respect the rights of the Nigerian people embodied in the constitution and other statues.”
“For me, it is not actually the name that matters and I think what the youths are saying is that beyond renaming, they want to see concrete steps taken to show that it is not going to be business as usual when it comes to policing in Nigeria.”