Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana and his son, Falz on Monday joined civil society organisations, labour unions and youth bodies to protest against insecurity, unemployment, mass poverty and bad governance.
Bearing placards with different inscriptions, the groups took the peaceful protest which had the theme “National Day Of Action Against Insecurity in Nigeria” to the Lagos State Government House in Alausa, Ikeja.
They were received by members of the State House of Assembly.
Falana told the lawmakers that there was a need to provide for the poor so that peace could be guaranteed in the country.
He called on states that had not adopted the Child Rights Act to urgently do so and take all the children off the streets so that they could get an education.
The protesters, which included trade unions, civil society, students, farmers and peasants, were led by Jaye Gaskiya, a foremost activist.
Gaskiya said the protest was organized to express displeasure over how badly the country had degenerated.
He expressed worry that Nigeria, characterized by extreme poverty, arms proliferation, religious intolerance, the rise of hate and ethnic nationalism is moving towards social upheavals due to exploitation of the people, greed and avarice of a spineless political class that has reached its end.