COVID-19: Restriction order backed by extant laws, says Osinbajo - News Summed Up

COVID-19: Restriction order backed by extant laws, says Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says questioning the legality of the presidential order restricting movements in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States is unnecessary as the action is important and backed by extant Nigerian laws. “I am not so sure some of the people who have commented on the issue have come across the Quarantine Act. According to Osinbajo, by virtue of the constitutional rules, the 1926 Act is deemed to be an Act of the National Assembly. He said that the president as well as governors had extensive powers under the Quarantine Act of 1926. Osinbajo urged all interested individuals and groups to personally go through the legislation in order to understand the provisions therein.


Source: Punch March 31, 2020 11:15 UTC



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