AGF Malami reveals Northern governors can ban the sale of spare parts like southern counterparts ban on open grazing (video)
There is news about Abubakar Malami, SAN Nigeria’s Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice
On Wednesday, May 19th Abubakar Malami slammed Southern governors for banning open grazing in the region.
On Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ Malami gave his thoughts on the decision by the southern governors.
He revealed that Southerners comprise a majority of spare parts traders in the North and Northern governors can ban spare parts trading in their own region.
He said, “It is about constitutionality. Within the context of the freedoms enshrined in our constitution, can you deny a right of a Nigerian? It is as good as saying may be the Northern governors coming together to say that they prohibit spare parts trading in the North. Does it hold water? Does it hold water for a Northern governor to come and state expressly that he now prohibits spare parts trading in the North?”
“If you are talking of a constitutionally guaranteed right, the better approach to it is perhaps to go back and ensure that the constitution is amended. The freedom and liberty of movement, amongst others is established by the constitution.
“If by an inch, you want to have any compromise, the better approach is to go back to the National Assembly for open grazing to be prohibited and see whether you can have the desired support for the constitutional amendment in that respect but it is a very dangerous position for any governor.”
Watch AGF Malami speak on open grazing below
On the issue of banning grazing, the AGF asks if you deny the rights of a Nigerian citing the example of Northern governors coming together to ban the trade of spare parts in the north. Does it hold water? #PoliticsToday pic.twitter.com/VRzAMH4mt6
— Channels Television (@channelstv) May 19, 2021Advertisement