You Don’t Have Powers To Deport Nigerians, Group Tells State Governors

Pro-democracy and rights group, Concerned Nigerians, has condemned the deportation of ‘street beggars’ standard often called almajiris in Northern Nigeria to totally different states throughout the area as a part of measures to curb the unfold of Coronavirus within the nation. 

In a press release in Abuja on Wednesday, Convener of the group, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, slammed state governors within the area for taking the transfer, describing it as ill-thought out, callous and a gross abuse of the basic rights of the youngsters by the authorities.

Adeyanju mentioned, “The state governors erred by deporting the youngsters. It is reprehensible and irresponsible for any authorities to deport its residents particularly weak kids whose lives could also be endangered within the technique of deportation. 

“The deportation of those Nigerians by state governors is unconstitutional. Section 41 of the CFRN ensures the rights of each citizen to maneuver freely all through Nigeria and to reside in any half thereof and no citizen shall be expelled or refused entry. 

“Nigeria is a nation ruled by regulation and order and unconstitutional acts like this should be condemned by one and all. 

“The kids are protected by regulation and their freedom to maneuver and dwell in any social gathering of the federation with out being hounded or harassed by the state should be upheld. 

“The founders of our democratic republic demanded that the structure protects us towards authorities limits on our freedom of motion and meeting as assured in part 41.

“What we’re witnessing immediately is a failure of management and many years of negligence on the a part of our leaders.

“These children wouldn’t have been on the streets begging if cash meant for his or her training had not being stolen or embezzled.

“Education is the important thing to success and each baby has the best to qualitative training. It transforms lives, breaks the cycle of poverty and gives a pathway for a greater future.

“These kids deserve a greater future and the federal government should guarantee they’re given one.

“It can also be pertinent to notice that the state governors do not need the powers underneath the omnibus part ‘45 of our constitution’ to revoke the best of freedom of motion assured in part 41. Their actions are unconstitutional.

“Finally, we call on the Federal Government and security agencies to prevent further deportation of Nigerians in any part of the country.”

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