Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said Nigeria is endowed with enough resources to provide free education at all levels, so there is no need for fees to be increased.
He stated this at a public programme organised by the Revolutionary Socialist Movement and the Save Public Education Campaign in Abuja on Saturday.
The Senior Advocate said free education and other social amenities were possible if resources were democratically managed and controlled.
Falana noted that the resources available to Nigerian universities must be monitored and also the revenue shared to different state and local governments.
He added that the piecemeal palliative provided by the government must be rejected by the people, because the federal government could afford billions of naira for National Assembly members for cars, allowances, renovation, and consistency projects.
He further lamented that the Nigerian constitution did not permit consistency projects for legislators, adding that the executives are to implement concrete projects.
“Today, legislators are earning millions in the name of consistency projects without any tangible projects. Nigerian constitution guarantees free education at all levels,” he said.
Falana urged the students to return to the tradition of fighting and reject the new regime of fees increment even as he condemned fees increment across Nigerian universities.