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FCT, Lagos govts must stop anti-poor policies: HURIWA

By News Express on 02/07/2016

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Political authorities in the Federal Capital Territory and the Lagos State government have been condemned for strictly enforcing some draconian policies directed at stifling the economic activities of the poorest majority of their citizenry.

In a statement issued by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), signed jointly by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, the group specifically listed the various policies in operation in the political and commercial capitals of Nigeria which outlaws street trading as some of the most draconian, unconstitutional, Un-African  and Uncharitable actions that are not only anti-poor but also targeted at further economic enslavement of the poorest of the poor.
HURIWA condemned the Lagos State government and the FCT environmental enforcement authority for pursing these policies that run contrary to the clear provision of the Nigerian Constitution as enshrined in Section 14 (1) (2); Section 15(2) (a)(b) (c) and (d);
“(14)(1) The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a State bases on the principle of democracy and social justice.
(2) It is hereby, accordingly, declared that (a) Sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through this constitution derives all its powers and authority; (b) the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government; and (c) the participation by the people in their government shall be ensured in accordance with the provisions of this constitution.”
The rights group said these unfair and anti -poor policies are targeted at concentrating wealth only in the hands of the rich which is absolutely unlawful.
HURIWA said it was an act of pure evil of the most outrageous dimension  for political authorities to enact legislations which will drive away the largest majority of the struggling masses out of their  self created jobs even when these same governments have failed spectacularly to provide the needed infrastructures such as affordable shopping outlets in strategic parts of Lagos and Abuja for these low income earners and traders to embark on decent economic ventures.
“We watch in absolute shock and trepidation as brutes in police and military uniforms arrest hundreds of poor street hawkers in the streets of Abuja and subject them to severe dehumanising treatments such as public flogging and the forceful capture and confiscation of their only sources of livelihood even as hundreds of these unfortunate persons who can’t bribe their way out are left to rot in police detention centres.”
The Lagos State Governor has just gone on air (TVC) to announce that the laws on street trading in Lagos will be strictly enforced from today, July 1st 2016. Both buyer and seller are equally guilty and the penalty is N90,000 or six months in prison or both.
HURIWA said this is the most brutal anti poor policy to have churned out any where in the World in this 2st century global community.
•Photo shows Comrade Onwubiko.

Source News Express

Posted 02/07/2016 9:24:58 PM

 

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