House of Reps push NGO Bill, mixed reactions from Nigerians

House of Reps push NGO Bill, mixed reactions from Nigerians

Nigeria's House of Representatives is currently pushing a bill to regulate Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The bill has led to uproar among Nigerians as many say the bill is wrong on many grounds.

The former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu, described the bill as unnecessary.

Such critics say there are already enough existing laws that only need to be implemented and that the bill was designed to muscle NGOs and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

However the National Assembly on Tuesday, September 26, says it cannot be intimidated into abandoning its legislative duty of providing a platform for Nigerians to agree or disagree on any proposed legislative measure.

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, stated this in his address to welcome lawmakers after the seven-week recess. gathered comments from Nigerians on the bill below:

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