Finally, 2016 has commenced officially world over. And we all have our goals set for the year, and our aspirations for the country and our personal lives. Nonetheless, i would like to start by referring to the events in the country in the last couple of weeks that has left much of a bitter taste in the mouth. And whether we like it or not, we need to evaluate the past to learn and make amends for the future.
Continued from Yesterday.
Again, experience has shown in Nigeria that it is not only protected officers that are corrupt. There have been cases of graft against local government chairmen who are not protected by Section 308, Directors of parastatals, ministers and so on. If these people who are not protected are corrupt as the protected ones, then the problem lies somewhere else and probably not with the immunity clause. Continue reading
Earlier in the week, heard in the news that the Nigerian Senate wants to amend the constitution, in particular the immunity clause due to the recent travails of the embattled Senate President. The rational, according to them, is to protect the number 3 Citizen of the country from “distractions” emanating from Court Proceedings instituted by either the state or individuals.