The order was contained in Buhari’s national broadcast Sunday night.It affects Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States and it takes effect as from 11pm Monday night.In a statement on Monday, Effiong said no responsible, democratic and civilized country will throw its Constitution and laws into the dustbin in an effort to tackle the disease.
He declared that freedom of movement is a fundamental right guaranteed by Section 41 of the Constitution of Nigeria.Noting that this right is not absolute, Effiong said Section 45 of the Constitution is clear to the effect that freedom of movement can only be taken away in the manner allowed by a law that is reasonably justifiable in a democratic society.
The rights activist noted: “If Buhari is convinced that extraordinary measures are needed to contain coronavirus, the proper action would have been for him to issue an instrument published in the official Gazette of the Government and make a proclamation of a state of emergency in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.
“By Section 305 (6) (b) of the Constitution, such proclamation shall cease to have effect if it is not approved by a resolution of the National Assembly within two days when the National Assembly is in session or within ten days when the National Assembly is not in session.
“By Section 305 (2) of the Constitution, the details of such proclamation can include extraordinary measures like lockdown. Those who say that the rule of law is useless because of this pandemic are mistaken. There is no exception to the rule of law in a constitutional democracy.”
Effiong added that Buhari could have asked the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to convene the National Assembly to approve a state of emergency.He further said the president could have simply issued regulations pursuant to the Quarantine Act. But he ”opted for his usual dictatorial ways of doing things.
“As a resident of Lagos State, I am directly affected by the illegal action of the President. I will seek redress in court either before or after the expiration of this unconstitutional lockdown since there is no limitation of time with respect to fundamental right actions.”
Effiong advised Buhari to either retrace his unconstitutional steps immediately and follow the due process of law or face legal action.He pointed out that all “serious countries” declared emergency, passed or invoked laws to tackle COVID-19. “Is Nigeria a banana republic?”, he quipped.Read more: Daily Post Nigeria »
Cheap publicity stunt. ...seeking cheap popularity. Laughable. My brother go to court at your own peril. Coronavirus does not discriminate pocket lawyer who is looking for cheap recongnition. It is foolhardy for any sensible human being in Lagos to leave his house now. Oga, go ahead to challenge. You should challenge, execute and prosecute within yourself. Keep emailing your weeds!
This charge and bail laweyer should go and sleep. His just looking for attention. Mumu. Go and read your constitution very well and stop being a tool. And which court are u challenging it? The ones on lockdown ? Convid-19 Lawyer I hope you'll still have the strength to challenge him after recovering from battered mouth and smashed head for daring to violate simple instructions to stay at home
Am I the only one that looks at some law students in school and thinks they need some psychological assessment? Maybe that's why transcends to the real world He should do that b4 11pm so as not to be arrested 4 contravening FG directive. Clowns also wear wig All these busy body lawyers.... Stay home and be safe!
You wan make name abi? , to get famous, start helping the less privileged in your area, leave Sai baba alone Covid noscense Inibehe Effiong is seeking attention. Most of these lawyers, cannot use their resources to help the masses. Instead they’re quoting laws that’s made by man. By the time Coronavirus panel beat good number of them, they will practice their law in isolation. UselessLawyers
Baby lawyer seeking recognition at the wrong time. What a disaster! who be dis one Come out and see if army won't ask you to do frog jump I hope you won't be an enemy of progress get some sleep.... go help the needy who are wrongfully charged or convicted...not these online noise... Hmmmmmmmmmm Ode! Which Judge will attend to you? Even Judges are not exempted from the lockdown.
Nuisance. I have been one of the secret admirers of Barr. Effiong but why is he falling my hands this time. In a situation like COVID-19, emergency lockdown is needed. MBuhari did the needful even if not right. My own fear is, how shall the poor masses will survive? Don't worry,lets pray you have access to the court first, when you get there, apply to the court empty tables, empty chairs for your case....
See the head like lock down Nonentity Right to vote should not be by age. There should be a form of mental evaluation. Maybe like 5 credits in O level or something. We would've avoided this calamity called buhari by excluding those illiterate almajiris. BuhariResign This is what I have for you Oga go and seat down jor.. We are suppose to be safe first. Not challenging everything ... E be like say u single and your life no get meaning to you apart from challenging up and down.
Who is this ? Priorities gone wrong 🤦♂️
COVID-19: Buhari retracts, exempts banks from lockdown in Nigeria - Daily Post NigeriaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has made some exemptions on his lockdown order over coronavirus. The order, announced on Sunday night, affects Abuja, Lagos and How can bank operate when there is curfew in ekiti state ekitistategov When you're exempting banks should we go take the money we don't have there? Why?is it just by mouth?are the staff not human beings or are they immune to Corona virus attack?whats the compensation package for the staff if any of them is exposed/ or for d family incase of any eventuality. NCDCgov cenbank
Buhari to make nationwide broadcast tonight | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Sunday evening, a presidential spokesman has said. The broadcast, scheduled for 7pm, will be on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), according to Femi Adesina. He urged all television, radio and other electronic media outlets to connect to the … About time too!! MBuhari SaharaReporters why at night? What happen to you coming out for your people. All this regular pattern of communication is bull-shit and I rebroadcast this bull-shit 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 NGRSenate HouseNGR AIT_Online channelstv cnnbrk TVCconnec BBCAfrica ProfOsinbajo
COVID-19: Health Minister reveals what he discussed with Buhari on Saturday - Daily Post NigeriaNigeria's Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said he met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, to answer the questions he had on the Mad oo.. Distance of life Seriously, I do not understand Nigeria system of fighting this pandemic. You are joining the western world 🌍 to lockdown without planning how your citizens will feed over time. The U.K. paid 80% of salaries, US and Canada gave Bank cheques. hungerkillsfaster It is glaring this ones are protecting themselvrs from buhari.
BREAKING: Buhari addresses Nigerians by 7pm - The Nation NigeriaAfter much pressure, President Muhammadu Buhari will finally address Nigerians by 7pm on Sunday. His Special Adviser on Media and Imamofpeace Forced out president Buhari yesterday, today buhari intend to have a live broadcast. Thank for Imam of peace. Our inactive president wouldn't have addressed us, if not for Imamofpeace . Thank you.. Nice The president shld not read from ready made written papers he shld interact with Nigerians lol
Coronavirus: Buhari promises relief materials for Lagos, Abuja, Ogun residents - Daily Post NigeriaAs Nigeria prepares for total lockdown of major cities of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun due to the outbreak of Coronavirus , President Muhammadu Buhari has 🥰🙏🙏 🙏🙏🙏 We Nigeria appreciate
BREAKING: Coronavirus: Buhari orders total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun - Daily Post NigeriaPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Lagos and Abuja as cases of Coronavirus continue to rise in Nigeria. The move was taken baba didn't talk about money What are will going to eat for 14days? They have lockdown Lagos now how will the poor masses feed