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Bailout, Right Step In Right Direction – NBA Chairman

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 12:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yaqoub Popoola  –  Ado-Ekiti


The Chairman, Ikere Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Barr. Bunmi Olugbade, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari did the right thing when he approved bailout to distressed states.

He noted that the bailout did not breach the constitution by giving financial aids to some states to help them pay their workers. Olugbade, a former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, said the constitution empowers President Buhari to act in time of emergency to the needs of Nigerians.

The NBA boss described as mere misrepresentation of facts, the feelings in some quarters that his (Buhari) not deferring to the National Assembly to appropriate such money before taking actions was a breach of the constitution. Olugbade said this in a telephone interview with newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Monday while commenting on the reservations expressed by some Nigerians about the propriety of Buhari’s action. The ex-lawmaker, however, pointed out that Section 6 subsection 6 (b) of the constitution empowers any Nigerian to challenge any government’s policy in Court on issues of rights and obligations.

The lawyer said whoever is contesting Buhari’s action is also doing same within the ambit of the law and warned that such persons should not be condemned and should be allowed the freedom to do so.