Alleged violation of federal character principle, NBA writes Buhari

The Bori branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the alleged violation of federal character principle at the Nigeria Copyright Commission, NCC.

Ledum Finor- Puene, the branch chairman, in a letter on Saturday said there was a gross violation of the Federal Character Principle as enshrined in section 14 (3) of the Nigeria’s constitution as amended.

According to Puene, four members of the governing board of the NCC were from the same state.

“This letter is premised on the fact that in consideration of the federal character principle, four members of the governing board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, are from the same state of origin ( Edo State) namely;

1. Mrs Towo Autin-Odigie

2. Comrade Salisu Othman

3. Mr John Asein

4. Rev Bayo Awala

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“This act is selfish, unpatriotic and offends the provision of our constitution. It was for this purpose, avoiding this mischief that the Federal Character principle was enshrined in section 14 (3) (Supra)”

Puene, therefore, urged Buhari to use his good offices and powers of appointment conferred on him to redress, investigate and correct the appointment.

The Bori branch of the NBA is located in Rivers State.

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