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Apologise to Fela, offer him restitution —Senator Ben Bruce orders FG

Apologise to Fela, offer him restitution —Senator Ben Bruce orders FG

A call has been made by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce ordering the Federal Government of Nigeria to apologise to late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The Senator representing Bayelsa east constituency in a message on social media said Fela is more famous than any president in the history of Nigeria.

He also described Fela as the “greatest leader to come out of Africa”.

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According to the Senator, “Fela is an icon, the greatest in Africa. Fela is a tourist attraction. More people know Fela than the name of any president in the history of Nigeria. Fela is Mr tourism”.

Senator Ben Bruce went on to say that, “the Federal Government must apologize to Fela and offer him restitution. It took a president of a former white colonial master to recognize Fela and the African Shrine, while our own president, burnt his house, broke his jaw and even jailed him for having £1,600 in his pocket.”

His comments are coming days after the historic visit of French President Emmanuel Macron who paid a courtesy visit to Fela’s New Afrika Shrine during his visit to Nigeria.

 

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