Late Fela Kuti once said, that “As far as Africa is concerned, Music is not for enjoyment, its for revolution. And that being what he lived for all through his life; a week past Burna Boy whose father was once Fela’s manager addressed the state of the economy in a felalike manner, and now Femi Kuti has taken Fela’s baton, and apparently the revolutionary purpose of music is being actualized. See video below.
Late Fela’s son Femi Kuti has criticized Senate President, Bukola Saraki for joining calls for the sale of national assets to end the current recession.
Femi Kuti, the son of music icon, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, made the comments while speaking during a performance at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos.
“Even Saraki too was talking…Saraki this APC criminal that is in court. He wants to use the money he has stolen or his father stole to buy Nigeria from us,” Kuti said.
The musician also condemned billionaire, Aliko Dangote over the call to sell assets saying that the businessman wants to own Nigeria.
“Now Dangote has said he wants to buy Nigeria from us, and they’re contemplating it, they’re discussing it. One man wants to own everything…Let’s kuku (just) call it the Federal Republic of Dangote,” Kuti said.
Saraki had, on Tuesday, September 20, urged the executive arm of government to raise funds from assets sales and other sources to build up foreign reserves.
“The Executive must raise capital from asset sales and other sources to shore up the foreign reserves. This will calm investors, discourage currency speculation and stabilise the economy,” the Senate President said.
“The measures should include part sale of the NLNG Limited; reduction of government’s shares in upstream oil joint venture operations; sale of government’s stake in financial institutions e.g. Africa Finance Corporation; and the privatisation and concession of major/regional airports and refineries,” he added.
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Dangote, on the other hand, made the call for the sale of assets while speaking during an interview with CNBC Africa‘s Wole Famurewa.