Falana tasks National Assembly on Nigeria’s out-of-school crisis
Human rights lawyer and activist Femi Falana has urged the National Assembly to intervene in Nigeria’s grave out-of-school problem to save the future of the nation.
At a summit on Nigeria’s out-of-school crisis organised by the UK charity, IA-Foundation, in Lagos over the weekend, Falana appealed in a speech he read.
He said that access to basic education in Nigeria was being hampered by state governments’ failure to match federal funding for the Universal Basic Education Fund.
According to a UNESCO estimate from 2022, Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, has almost 20 million children who are out of school.