NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has requested certified copies of the 1914 amalgamation treaty and 2014 confab report from President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawyer asked the Federal Government to convey a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free and fair opportunities to discuss issues relating to the unity and harmony of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country.

Ajibola, a human rights lawyer, in a letter dated September 22, 2021, said he looked forward to receiving the said vital documents within seven days.

He gave the presidency seven days ultimatum to respond to his request or sue President Buhari to court.

In the said letter titled “Re: Request for information in respect of some government’s activities in Nigeria”, the lawyer stated that by the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, every interested citizen of Nigeria has the right to make a request from the president, for any information about the activities of the government in the knowledge or custody of his office.

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“In addition, I am also requesting information on the following on why the Federal Government will not convey a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free and fair opportunity to discuss issues relating to the unity and harmony of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country.

“And the Nigerian people will still continue to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country, then, on what terms and conditions particularly where the Igbo Nation will not be calculated out of the Nigerian presidency as an outcast?” Bar. Ajibola queries.

The NBA boss further explained that if by the expiration of seven days, there was no reply to his requests, he will be heading to court while noting that by the placement of the constitutional duty, every citizen of the has the right to make a positive and useful contribution to the advancement, progress and well-being of the community where he resides.

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