THE heat generated by the bill on the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) before the House of Representatives continued on Tuesday as Lokoja youths asked the sponsor of the bill, Hon Buba Jibril, to withdraw the bill or lose the people’s support….
Youths in Lokoja have called on the member representing, Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Buba Jibril to urgently withdraw his bill against NGO’s or lose the people’s support.
The Executive Director of Youth Emancipation for the Society, Umar Danasabe Umar, who spoke on behalf of the youth, described the bill as undemocratic, coming at a time when people were seeking for opportunities through NGO’s to contribute their quota to the socioeconomic development of the country.
Umar, who spoke on Tuesday in Lokoja at an interactive workshop organized by Trees on Earth Development Foundation in Partnership with CLEEN Foundation to honour some role models selected from some challenged communities………..
Earlier in a welcome remarks, Moses Adedeji, Executive Director, Trees on Earth Development Foundation, said though communities may continue to be inundated with violence and insecurity, the power of influence which a challenged community can wield on young people by role models can change the narratives.
Withdraw proposed legislation or lose our support, Kogi youths tell lawmaker James Emejo in Abuja and Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, in his welcome remarks at plenary after the lower legislative chamber resumed from its summer recess, has expressed the determination of the House to pass the NGO Regulation Bill which had been opposed by sections of the public. He said contrary to some misconceptions, the bill will inject transparency, accountability and prevent the subversion of national security from both… Read more…