Chief Olu Falae, a one-time Minister of finance and secretary to the government of the Federation was abducted on Monday and the kidnappers are reportedly demanding the sum of N100million.
Falae is an elderstatesman and unsurprisingly, Nigerians have been calling for his release. However a former Minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who is known for his bombastic commentary took things a notch higher when he released a statement making the kidnap a tribal issue and threatening that there will be consequences for the federal government if Falae is not released hale and hearty.
Read his statement below:
“The abduction of Chief Olu Falae is not only unacceptable but it also an exceptionally dangerous development. I say this because he is not only an elder-statesman of our country, but he is also one of the most revered leaders of Afenifere and the South-West.
“We cannot sit by idly and watch our leaders and elders being endangered, shamed and humiliated in this way. It is the governments job to keep us all safe and secure and they are failing in that duty.
“I call on the President and our security agencies to effect the expeditious and immediate release of Chief Olu Falae. They must rescue him from these vagabonds and vandals as soon as possible before things get out of hand.
“Let it be clearly understood that if anything happens to him and if he doesn’t come home hale and hearty we will hold the Federal Government responsible and there will be consequences.
“Those that are in power would do well to take what I have said very seriously.