Saturday, 23 September 2017

Ijaw Youths Reject Proposed Bill to Regulate Civil Society Groups


Ijaw youths yesterday rejected a bill in the National Assembly aimed at regulating the activities of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria. 

The bill is sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Umar Buba Jibril.
 The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Daniel Dasimaka, described the proposed law as  “anti-democratic” and a  “waste of scarce public resources aimed at creating new avenues for rewarding cronies of politicians.” 
It said: “The IYC is against this bill because it portends a grave danger to our democracy. For the education of those who may not know what is at stake here, if passed, the Act shall create a Commission that would be responsible for the issuance licences to all NGOs. 
“This will require renewing such licences every two years or less. And if the Commission’s board declines to renew any group’s licence, the NGO will cease to operate.

1 comment:

Wodi Promise said...

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