- Nigerians living abroad have been told they have no right to complain about situations in the country
- This is according to Idris Wase, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives
- He disclosed this after Mark Gbillah attempted to submit a petition filed by Mzough U Tiv Amerika on insecurity in Benue
In what will shock many Nigerians, Idris Wase has claimed that Nigerians in the Diaspora have no right sending petitions to the House on issues happening in Nigeria.
The deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, claimed they have no right to complain about insecurity since they don’t live around.
He said this at a plenary while sitting in for Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, The Nation reports.
According to him, Nigerians who sit in their comfort zones abroad are not eligible to file petitions against the federal government on issues regarding insecurity.
He made the controversial statement when a lawmaker, Mark Gbillah attempted to submit a petition filed by Mzough U Tiv Amerika on insecurity in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba.
“What is their business? They can’t sit in their comfort zones and know what is happening in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called for the relocation of those displaced due to the construction of a cargo airport in Ebonyi state.
The group made the demand in a statement sent to Legit.ng by its president, Ambassador Pascal Oluchchukwu on Tuesday, March 9.
The AESID lamented that those affected have remained displaced from their ancestral homes since February 2020 due to the construction of the airport.
AESID had earlier called on the security agencies in Nigeria to probe some political office holders in Ebonyi over the recent communal clashes witnessed in some areas of the state.
Oluchkwu had in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday. January 25, condemned the mayhem, alleging that it was politically motivated.
Meanwhile, the group recently commended the new commissioner of police in the state for acting with the utmost professionalism.
AESID noted that CP Aliyu Garba has discharged his duties without fear of favour since his resumption as the chief police officer of the southeast state.
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