The Federal House of Representative has on thursday plenary accused the judiciary of interfering in its legislative duties.
This was followed by a matter of urgent public importance raised by chairman House Committee on Justice, Hon.Razak Atunwa ( Kwara State)
Hon. Atunwa said “in relation to both the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 and the legislative house (power and privileges) act 2017, the collective privilege of legislators has been breached by justice A.I.chikere of the federal high court abuja”.
Justice chikere in her ruling recently had stopped the House of Representatives committee on justice and judiciary for further investigating the denial by the council of legal education (law school) of Ms Amasa Firdaus from being called to bar on account of her wearing Hijab.
Other members of the green chamber who supported the motion stressed the need to caution the judiciary from interfering in the operational duties of the Parliament.
Speaker of the house, Hon Yakubu dogara in his comments noted that no constitutional law requires a judge to set a legislative agenda for the legislators and the lawmakers can only obey any court oder, if they wish to.
He further stated that if the action continue the legislature and the judiciary may be forced to part ways
The house consequently resolved to write a strong letter to the chief justice of Nigeria to take immediate step to ensure judges respect and preserve the sanctity and sovereignty of the Parliament.
You could recall that the Joint Committees on Justice and Judiciary was asked by Court to discontinue with the public Hearing which was scheduled to hold on Monday 5th Feb, 2018 over the decision of the Nigeria Law School to disallow Amasa Firdaus from attending her graduation due to her insistence on using hijab