LAWYERS under the aegis of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) have threatened to drag the Federal Government to court over persistent disrespect for judicial decisions,accusing the government of downplaying the defined role of the judiciary in Nigeria’s democratic arrangement.
National President of the association, Mr Abubakar Mahmud, disclosed this in his welcome address at the 2018 NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, held at the Kano State Government House.According to him, the Bar may be compelled to resort to legal action to redirect the reprehensible attitude of the Federal Government, which he said was undisputedly enmeshed in the act of technical disrespect of judicial verdicts. Mahmud fumed at the executive arm of government for allegedly been lackadaisical and unrepentant in its recalcitrance response to court injunctions. He averred that the Bar would continue to advocate for the interest of the down-trodden and relentlessly pursue the nurturing of democratic values in Nigeria, lamenting the prevailing face-off between the National Assembly and the Executive which resulted into delay in passage of the 2018 budget, just as he decried lack of synergy among agencies of governments.
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