….Says Lagos State Has No Power Over Army And Police
Minister of Labour and Employment, (State) Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN , has described the Lagos Judicial Panel as Illegal.
Speaking on a current affairs program, Politics Today, monitored in Lagos on Sunday, Keyamo said it’s settled in law that the state has no power to legislate on federal agencies.
“Iam speaking as a lawyer and SAN now because I was SAN before my appointment as a minister. All lawyers listening to me now would know that the panel is illegal. The state has no power over the army and police because they are federal agencies.
“ The Oputa Panel as novel as it was was nullified by the Supreme Court because it contravenes the Law. There’s no sentiment in law. Law is law” he said.
On how to resolve the issue, Keyamo said the federal government could organize town hall meetings across the country to collate the views of the youths and work on it.