Legislators in Nigeria have converted COVID-19 lockdown to a holiday, says Falana
The fight against the coronavirus pandemic requires all hands to be on deck as seen in Europe and America, where legislators are working to pass economic stimulus laws and other legal measures to cushion the excruciating effect of Covid-19 on their citizens. In this interview with human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) lamented that legislators in Nigeria have converted the lockdown to a holiday. He also spoke on other interesting legal matters.
Political activism has gone down in recent times unlike the military era. What do you think needs to be done to change this narrative?
With respect, I do not agree with you. Political activists are fighting on many fronts. But unlike what obtained under military dictatorship when the jurisdiction of the courts was ousted in respect of anything done or purported to have been done by military dictators, the courts are empowered to determine all disputes under the current civil rule.