- Femi Falana says he doesn’t believe Lagos state is the third most dangerous city in the world to reside in
- The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) had ranked Lagos as 138th out of the 140 countries, in its 2018 report
- The legal luminary advised the state government to quickly respond to the report and let people know that the state is safe
Femi Falana (SAN) has said that he does not believe in the report that Lagos state was the third most dangerous city to live in the world.
Falana debunked the report on Sunday evening, August 19, during the investiture of Kayode Opeifa, the former commissioner for transport in Lagos state, as the president of Rotary Club, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Falana was reacting to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), that ranked Lagos state as the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide. Lagos was ranked 138th out of the 140 countries in the EIU 2018 report.
Part of the EIU report stated: “With a relatively low score of 38.5 percent, the city was just a little above Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus, and Bangladesh’s Dhaka.”
Falana said: “I don’t believe Lagos is the third dangerous city to leave in because there many cities in other countries that are more dangerous than Lagos.
“The Lagos state government should quickly respond to this report and let people know that the state is safe for people.
“The only challenge we are facing is that the quality of our representation in government is low; at the state, local government and federal levels.
“Lagos alone has 24 members at the Federal House of Representatives. Let us be sincere to ourselves, how many of them do we hear about? We have 40 legislators in the state House of Assembly; what is the quality of the debate there? Who are the people representing us at the various local government levels?"
Falana, therefore, advised the residents of the state to always challenge their representatives at both the national and state assemblies on proactive legislation.
He said that legislators from Lagos and the southwest should stand out for the good of their states and not go to the assemblies to dance.
The lawyer also appealed to the Rotary Club members to do what they could to make the society a better place for all.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Femi Falana, while reacting to the recent defections of lawmakers from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the defections were illegal.
Falana said the lawmakers’ defection was contrary to both the provisions of the 1999 constitution as well as previous court judgments regarding the issue.
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