Financial Autonomy: Security Agents Lock NASS Gate, Deny Protesting Lawyers Entry
There was mild drama on Monday morning as security officials locked the gate of the National Assembly and refused to allow members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to gain entrance. The lawyers are on a peaceful march in solidarity with judiciary workers who are protesting financial autonomy. They had earlier converged at … Continue reading Financial Autonomy: Security Agents Lock NASS Gate, Deny Protesting Lawyers Entry
Updated April 19, 2021 There was mild drama on Monday morning as security officials locked the gate of the National Assembly and refused to allow members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to gain entrance.The lawyers are on a peaceful march in solidarity with judiciary workers who are protesting financial autonomy.
They had earlier converged at the Court of Appeal gate before proceeding to the National Assembly in their numbers, to register their demands.Security officials upon sighting the lawyers in their vehicles locked up the two gates to National Assembly.READ ALSO:
Lawyers March To NASS, As Judiciary Workers Begin Nationwide Protest“People like you can’t just be in the National Assembly…” one of the security officers told the lawyers.The NBA President had earlier on Friday directed its branch chairmen nationwide to lead “visits” to government houses in their states over the 36 governors’ alleged unwillingness to implement judiciary’s financial autonomy. headtopics.com
A statement by the president of the association, Olumide Akpata, directed the branch chairmen to lead the “visits”, which are more like peaceful protests, on Monday, and on all other subsequent Mondays until the demand for the judiciary’s financial autonomy is met.
It urged the branch leaders “to effectively mobilise their members” for the “visit to the governors at the state government houses” to press home the demand.JUSUN since April 6, 2021, left the courts in Nigeria under lock and key because of the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary as the third arm of government.
They commenced a nationwide strike today, April 19, 2021. See below, photos of the NBA members at the NASS gate …Security Agents Lock NASS Gate, Deny Protesting Lawyers Entry PHOTOS: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television Read more: Channels Television »
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While my jaw and right hand sustained damage that still gives me issues today, my wife however couldn't live to tell her story.
I won't be surprised if Liar Mohammed issues a statement that the security agents locked the NASS gate against hoodlums. 2)...them to court. Now they have been regarded as nothing but hooligans not to destroy the so called nassnigeria building. Shame on an organization of learned colleagues who sold themselves out to end justice.
NBA have always been a toothless bulldog with no impact. They showed their inability to defend the constitution during: Nepotism appointments by the President. Endsars massacre by the military. Endless bandits activities without petitioning the security chief and dragging..... You na never see anything, that is what you get when you have jihadist in the head of country affairs
Really interesting indeed.They must be a way out of this disturbing situation. This country do not regard Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers and even the Service men Why if the Federal Government encouraging corruption through Executives domination of the Judiciary? The 3 Arms of Government should be Independent in all ramifications- both in Administration and Financing. The Judiciary, which is the hope of the common man should be free.
Interesting Crazy nation One day is one day. By then it may be too late for these rogues in high places. They will be swept aside like Blaise Vampire of Burkina Faso, in a reminiscence of the famous Anti-SARS protests.🇳🇬