Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, and a former Director-General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms, on Friday, withdrew from a virtual meeting on police brutality.
The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports had invited Falz and Abah as panelists for the meeting. Segun Awosanya, better known as Segalinks and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, were also invited as panelists.
The meeting involved a conversation with the The Nigerian Youth; Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare; the IGP; and the Human Rights Commission.
But just few hours to the event slated for 3pm, Falz said he was pulling out because he was given false information.
“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,” the artiste said.
— Bop Daddy (@falzthebahdguy) October 16, 2020
Abah followed Falz’s footsteps few hours later, announcing that he would not be attending due to “absence of youth voices.”
“Following @falzthebahdguy’s withdrawal from this event & the absence of more youth voices, I will regrettably no longer be moderating this event,” he 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
Falz has been one of the loudest voices in the fight against police brutality in Nigeria.