New Service Chiefs: We Are Operating In An Atmosphere Of Impunity – Falana

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has expressed that the nation has continued in its habit of operating under an atmosphere of impunity.

Falana expressed that the appointment of new service chiefs without the confirmation by the two chambers of the National Assembly constitutes a disregard for the rule of law.

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He made this remark while featuring on a Channels television programme on Friday morning.

He said the provisions within section 218 of the constitution empower the National Assembly to approve the appointment of the Service Chiefs.

According to the rights lawyer, the new service chiefs have only been nominated by the president and are awaiting confirmation by the legislators.

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He opined that the whole essence of a presidential system of government is to ensure that there are checks and balances.

He said,

“Section 18 of the Armed Forces Act makes provision for both chambers of the National Assembly to approve the appointments of Service Chiefs.

Falana, however, stated that these laws have not been obeyed in the latest appointment of Service Chiefs by the president.

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