Lagos – Femi Kuti, a musician and son of legendary Afro beat musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, on Monday, urged leaders in the country to shun corruption and implement programmes that would develop the country.
Kuti made the call in an interview with in Lagos, during the celebration of the 2014 edition of Felabration.
Felabration is a ceremony to celebrate the life and times of Anikulapo-Kuti, which had “The Amalgamation of the People of the Niger Area’’ as its theme.
The event was attended by people from all walks of life.
Anikulapo-Kuti, who founded the Afro beat genre of music in the late 1960s, achieved worldwide fame with evergreen songs like “Shakara’’, “Zombie’’ and “Water no get enemy.’’
Femi Kuti said if corruption was reduced, the nation would stand a good chance to meet its development goals.
He added that “our leaders should abstain from corruption and have the love of the masses at heart.
“Corruption is not only carried out by leaders alone, masses also do it.
“Therefore, both leaders and average citizens should shun corruption and pay attention to national development.’’
On the annual celebration of Felabration, the musician said that it was meant to enlighten the masses and to brainstorm with stakeholders on the need for national development.
‘He said “Felabration is to impact change on economic development.
“We want all sectors of the economy to get a boost, such as electricity, roads, tourism and agriculture.’’ (NAN)