NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) recently held a press conference to announce its Annual Conference coming up at Citadel Complex, Oregun, Ikeja from June 20 to 23, 2023.
The theme of the conference is “Post-Election Nigeria: The Judiciary in the Eye of the Storm.”
The keynote Speaker is foremost human rights activist, Femi Falana SAN, while the Opening Session will be chaired by former NBA President, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba OON. Also expected at the Opening Ceremony are the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Abia State counterpart, Dr. Alex Otti. Senators and House of Representatives members are also expected at the Opening Ceremony.
Monday Ubani, Chairman NBA-SPIDEL said, “We applaud the suspension of the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and urge that his regime be thoroughly investigated for his alleged role in the mismanagement of the economy.”
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He further called on President Tinubu to look into the “Air Nigeria Scam”.
“In the same vein, Mr President is being called upon to look into the scam of “Air Nigeria” which the immediate past Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika perpetrated before his exit. If the assertion by the Managing Director of Nigeria Air, Dayo Olumide, during a Senate hearing that the aircraft said to be for Air Nigeria was merely a chartered flight from Ethiopian Airline to hoodwink Nigerians, we enjoin Mr President to institute a high-powered panel of investigation to unearth this large-scale scam that has turned Nigeria into a laughing stock in the global aviation community. This matter is a litmus test for the new administration, especially if President Bola Tinubu wants to be seen as desirous of combating corruption in the polity.”
Speaking on the fuel subsidy removal, he stated, “we welcome efforts by the government amid consultations to birth palliatives aimed at alleviating the harshness of the sudden removal. This should have preceded the announcement of the removal of the subsidy.”
Finally, he advised the Tinubu Administration to develop a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and mismanagement of public funds and to respect the rule of law.