A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has
reacted to the government order on the removal of ‘All Eyes on the Judiciary’
Ezekwesili in a post on her social media platform on
Wednesday insisted that the Nigerian Judiciary constitutionally owes citizens
absolute judicial independence, transparency and integrity.
Recall that the federal government ordered the
removal of the billboards of “All Eyes on the Judiciary” nationwide, after it
claimed that it would pitch the people against the judiciary.
The government also dissolved the Advertising Standard
Panel (ASP) secretariat over its approval of the ‘All Eyes on The Judiciary’
A statement issued on Tuesday by Dr Olalekan Fadolepo, the
Director-General of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, described
the advert as insensitive.
However, Ezekwesili who took to social media claimed the
digital billboard is cheaper than the one demolished, re-stating the advert in
She wrote, “A Digital Billboard is so much cheaper than one
that an obviously misguided regulator demolished.
“So here’s my message to our Nigerian Judiciary that
constitutionally owes citizens absolute judicial independence, transparency and
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