NBA Writes Buhari Over Alleged Violation Of Federal Character Principle At Nigeria Copyright Commission.
Ledum Finor- Puene the branch chairman in a letter sighted on Saturday said there was a gross violation of the Federal Character Principle as enshrined in section 14 (3) of the Nigeria’s constitution as amended.
Puene explained that four members of the governing board of the NCC were from the same state.
“This letter is premised on the fact that in consideration of the federal character principle, four members of the governing board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, are from the same state of origin ( Edo State) namely;
1. Mrs Towo Autin-Odigie
2. Comrade Salisu Othman
3. Mr John Asein
4. Rev Bayo Awala
“This act is selfish, unpatriotic and offends the provision of our constitution. It was for this purpose, avoiding this mischief that the Federal Character principle was enshrined in section 14 (3) (Supra)”
Puene, therefore, urged Buhari to use his good offices and powers of appointment conferred on him to redress, investigate and correct the appointment.