Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has questioned the wealth of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
He said the pension of the two former leaders is not enough to build a primary school, yet they own universities.
Falana stated this while speaking at the launch of Sahara Reporters’ civic media lab.
He wondered where Obasanjo got the money to establish Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun state, and Atiku’s American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa state.
According to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, these men are calling for the restructuring of Nigeria but they restructured Nigeria’s economy against the people.
He said, “these guys who have restructured the economy of Nigeria. Or you are not aware that these guys restructured the economy of Nigeria to the extent that Nigeria is the only country today where former heads of states openly own universities.
“Have you ever heard of that anywhere in the world that the likes of Obasanjo, Atiku, Babangida and others, own universities, and of course, the man who is now pushing for restructuring, Atiku, has a univerisity as well.
“None of these guys worked outside the government. One was a customs officer, the others were soldiers; their pension cannot establish a primary school, not to talk of a university. For young people, I think there is enough provocation on the part of the ruling class.”