Sunday, May 19, 2024
No menu items!
No menu items!
HomeNewsWorldReps Dismiss Bill To Organize Civil Societies Regulatory Commission

Reps Dismiss Bill To Organize Civil Societies Regulatory Commission

Members of the House of Representatives have rejected a bill to establish the Civil Societies Regulatory Commission for coordinated regulation of Civil Society Organisations.

The bill was sponsored by Hon. Tajudeen Abbas during plenary on Tuesday.

But some lawmakers opposed the bill saying it goes against section 40 of the constitution which gives every citizen the right to assemble freely.

The opposing lawmakers further stated that the country enjoys democracy because of civil societies and the bill is an attempt to stifle free speech and assembly.

However, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajagbiamila, expressed support for the bill, stating that it does not go against the constitution, neither does it seek to muzzle free speech or association.

After listening to submissions from his colleagues, Hon. Abbas opted to step down the bill.

Thank you for taking your time in reading through our Journal Today. We wish to always provide you with qualitative Stories as far as GOOD-JOURNALISM is CONCERN. But good journalism costs a lot of money and only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, accountability democracy and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism, we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble profession .

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
Journalist, Analyst, Multimedia expert, and Musician.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Verified by ExactMetrics