Falana decries immunity, life pension for Saraki, others

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has decried the recent proposal by some lawmakers calling for life pension and immunity for the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and other presiding officers of the National Assembly.

Falana, in a statement, described the proposal as insensitive, irrational and immoral.

“Indeed, it is the height of insensitivity for legislators to propose life pension for their leaders at a time that workers are owed arrears of salaries in many states of the federation,” Falana said.

He said the lawmakers’ proposal to shield their presiding officers from prosecution was provocative.

“No serious nation can grant immunity to legislators, who have been linked with criminal diversion of public funds, forgery and rape.

“We can assure the concerned members of the public that the satanic proposals of the legislators will not succeed.

“It is pertinent to inform the legislators that the members of the human rights community have resolved to mobilise the Nigerian people to reject both proposals,” Falana said.