Rule of Law Must Be Subject to National Interest
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the principle of rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nations security and national interest. He said where national security and public interest were being threatened, the individual rights of those allegedly responsible must take the second place.
Buhari said these in an address he delivered at the opening of the 2018 Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference in Abuja. He recalled that since the inauguration of his administration, he had had the privilege of observing first-hand how societies experience transition, attempt transformation and build or strengthen institutions to manage the processes.