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Illegality of forceful restriction of movement on account of environmental sanitation

ON September 28, 2019, residents of states such as Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun will be restricted to their homes from 7.00 am to about 9.00 am or 10.00 am. The restriction, which is observed in several other states of the Federation on the last Saturday of every month, was first introduced by the military to force Nigerians to remain indoors and clean their surroundings. However, 20 years after the end of military rule, Nigerians are still stuck with this relic from our past.

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Rights group flays re-introduction of monthly environmental sanitation

Human Rights and Empowerment Project Ltd/GTE, HREP, has advised the Lagos State Government not to contemplate a monthly environmental exercise that will restriction the movement of Nigerians, as the Court of Appeal had ruled that the state government has no power to restrict movement, constitutionally guaranteed under Section 41(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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