- Lai Mohammed explains why the present government flout court orders
- The minister of information and culture says the government flouts court orders in the interest of national security
- The minister says it is the responsibility of government to balance human rights and national security
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has explained why the Buhari-led federal government flout court orders.
Mohammed speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, said the government flouts court orders in the interest of national security.
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Legit.ng gathered that the minister also said the judiciary does not have the entire picture on some cases at hand. He added that it was the responsibility of government to balance human rights and national security.
When asked why the government continually flouts court rulings on the release of former national security adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki and Ibrahim El Zakzaky, the minister said: “Every government will balance national security with human rights; every country in the world. It is the level of the balancing”.
“As a government, I will balance national security against human rights; and then I will take a decision. Because there is security, there is stability, that the courts also exist.
“What I am saying (is) that the court has ruled but the court does not have the entire picture when it comes to national security. I am a lawyer too, therefore I have utmost respect for the judiciary”.
However the minister added that the Nigerians cannot pick one or two cases and conclude that the Buhari government is a government of impunity.
Mohammed said he last spoke to the president the day he traveled, but other ministers have spoken to him afterwards and they know the president is fine.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of information and culture explained why President Muhammadu Buhari preferred to travel to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention, while ignoring Nigerian hospitals.
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He said the president sought medical attention abroad because he needed the best medical care.
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