Falana, Other Sue Nigerian Education Minister, AGF, FCT Minister, 36 State Attorneys General Over Out-of-school Children, Compulsory Free Education

 Falana, Other Sue Nigerian Education Minister, AGF, FCT Minister, 36 State Attorneys General Over Out-of-school Children, Compulsory Free Education

Written by Odunayo

A legal action has been initiated by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, and Hauwa Mustapha against key figures, including the Attorney General of the Federation, the Minister of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and the Attorneys General of the 36 states of Nigeria.


The lawsuit, filed on behalf of themselves and the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, addresses concerns regarding the education of Nigerian children of school age.

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The applicants seek a court order compelling the 4th-40th respondents to pay the counterpart fund for accessing the matching grant of N68 billion in the Universal Basic Education Fund


Additionally, they request a declaration that the respondents are legally obligated to provide free, compulsory, and universal basic education for every Nigerian child of primary and junior secondary school age, as stipulated by the Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act.

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Further declarations sought include the obligation of the Federal Government to contribute a block grant of not less than 2% of its Consolidated Revenue Fund to the Universal Basic Education Fund annually.


The lawsuit questions the refusal or failure of the respondents to access the N68 billion for universal basic education, asserting that such actions are illegal and violate the Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act.

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Femi Falana, in an affidavit, highlighted a recent report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimating that 20.2 million children in Nigeria are out of school.


Emphasizing the urgency of addressing this issue, the legal action aims to ensure the proper implementation of the Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act to provide education for every Nigerian child.

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