NASS’s Resolutions Do Not Bind Executives – Chukwuma Ezeala

Channels Television  
Updated March 22, 2013

Lawyer, Chukwuma Ezeala while speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, on Friday stated that the National Assembly’s resolution to remove the Director General of Security and Exchange Commission, Aruma Oteh is not binding on her.

Mr. Ezeala explained that resolutions of the House do not bind the Executives and that only laws passed by the National Assembly is binding on them.

“If the preposition of the DG qualification is a problem then the court should be notified to find out what should be the qualification?” He said; calling it an “interpretation of status.”

He referred to the 2013 Appropriation Act which states that, “all revenues however described including all fees received fines, grants, and all internally generated and external generated revenues shall not be spent by the SEC for capital purposes or any other matters except prior, appropriation and approval by the National Assembly.”

He disclosed that the way out is if the presidency or the Senate and Executive feels the exercise of discretion of appointing the DG is right, they should insist on their right and if the House of Rep maintains things weren’t done properly, then they should go to court for proper interpretation.