The House of Representatives has called on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its decision to suspend fresh graduates from the Benue State University from participating in the scheme.
The House made the appeal on Thursday, following consideration of a motion sponsored by one of its members, Emmanuel Orker-jev, in which he faulted the stance of the agency.
It has also mandated its committees on youth development and legislative compliance to ensure strict adherence to its resolution within a week.
The Aluta general of BSU Terkula Lubem has called out Benue student for a protest over the NYSC ban placed on BSU and UAM respectively
To a sad note the ban might as well Affect 100level students.
See his post below;
BSU/UAM Students to hold Wednesday 17th Of October, Mobilization Start Now!!
#Copy and Share Others
NYSC SAGA Witch hunt BENUE
#WE WANT OUR VOICES HEARD
Revise Your Decision Now or don’t send NYSC Members to Right
The Nigeria Police Force banned public protests in the Federal Capital Territory.
The illegal ban was successfully challenged at the Federal Capital Territory High Court in the unreported case of Hadiza Bala Usman &Ors v Commissioner of Police & Anor. (Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1693/2014 of 30th October, 2014).
In upholding our submissions the court held that “it is wrong for the Counsel to the Respondent (IGP) to insist that the Applicants must obtain Police Permit before they can gather together for their peaceful protests.”
So therefore Nigeria Police Force have recognized the fundamental right of Nigeria to protest peacefully without Police permit.
Hence, in the Nigeria Police Code of Conduct it is stated that police officers shall maintain a neutral position with regard to the merits of any labour dispute, political protest, or other public demonstration while acting in an official capacity.
Sections 39 and 40 of the Nigeria Constitution as and Article 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Act (Cap A9) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
According to the learned Constitutional right Benue Students can protest following the combined effect of sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution as well as Article 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the right to protest cannot be violated without violating the fundamental right to Peaceful Demonstration.
We can recall that based on the Code the police did not disrupt the rallies convened by the Save Nigeria Group in 2010 to protest the seizure of power by a cabal when the Late President Umaru Yaradua was on admission in a foreign hospital. Although the rallies had culminated in his emergence as Acting President of the Republic, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan later turned round to deploy battalion of soldiers to stop the January 12, 2012 mass protests against the removal of fuel subsidy.
“A rally or placard carrying demonstration has become a form of expression of views on current issues affecting government and the governed in a sovereign state. It is a trend recognized and deeply entrenched in the system of governance in Nigeria.
In conclusion, since democracy admits of freedom of expression, the right of Nigerians to hold protests, marches, rallies and demonstrations for or against the government should no longer be enjoyed at the whims and caprices of the ruling class.
Therefore, the incessant disruption of public meetings and rallies by the police and other security agencies should always be resisted by the Nigerian people.
As any of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution can only be abridged or restricted by a procedure permitted by law, a police officer who has information that any rally or demonstration may lead to a breakdown of law and order is advised to apply for a an injunctive relief in a competent court of law.
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We Shall Always Fight For Our Right
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