Taking advantage of Christmas, Nigeria's Federal Government is trying to speedrun a controversial bill through the House of Representatives on Wednesday before most lawmakers come back.
To think these things are hidden in plain sights, is crazy. This is beyond robbing Peter to pay Paul. Peter will not just be robbed, he will be assaulted and/or even killed.
Learning from history: The clandestine procedure of sneaking a bill into the National Assembly during a festive season is being borrowed from the US where the Federal Reserve Bill was similarly passed in December 1913. That bill has singularly sent the US into the debtor’s dungeon ever since.
Nigerians must not allow this Water Bill to be passed. When foreign enemies who are resident within a country are given the opportunity to send Bills into the National Assembly, such bills are often designed to strangle the indigenous people and to take away their freedom.
The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria is still causing havoc in the country because it’s coming into being followed the same clandestine procedure of imposition by foreign enemies. These enemies who often pose as legitimate citizens but their ultimate desire and covert plan is to conquer the land and to dominate the indigenous people of the land.
We should allow the Lessons of History to be our guide at this momentous period in Nigeria.
This bill will only result in more violence and blood shed. The national assembly house of representatives should rather work for the good of the generality of the country. Instead of always wanting to favour a section of the country, to the detriment of other sections of the country. In the end no one has the monopoly of violence or stupid behaviour.
This plot is both criminal and draconian from every point of view, because this government isn't after the welfare or benefit of southern people, especially the old eastern region, and every effort by our lawmakers, the elites, the traditional, and religious leaders, and other leaders of thought shouldn't take this matter lightly but see it as a matter of survival. Numerous challenges bedeviled or afflict the citizens of this nation such as perennial fuel shortage, poor economic outlook, insecurity, and other numerous problems arising from primordial sentiments. I think that the federal government has got enough problems to tackle than making such an obnoxious and clandestine move to pass the controversial water resources bill into law, seizing the moment that most Christian legislators traveled for Christmas celebrations. This is far from true governance in a democratic setting. Think of the eastern rail gauge that was canceled because the government isn't interested in any South East inclusion in the Nigeria rail line. This is not good, and will never foster the development of any kind in our climes.
At a time when some of us are clamoring for a full revamp of our land laws, and advocating for taking the ownership of land away from the government and giving it to the people in full property rights, helping us to unlock over 2 trillion dollars worth of value by doing so, the federal government is trying to take up even more. What has the government ever managed effectively to give them the effontery to do this?
Why are these people; Ahmed lawan and femi Gbajabiamila out to rail Nigeria into trouble? They played same game with PIB. It's like Nigeria need another deadly war and soon too.
To think this should be a priority right now in absence of the majority of members is unjust, and criminal to know what it means in reality for the most part of Nigeria concerned if implemented
A section of this country is so insecure that it has to deploy every understand tactic to give advantage to it's people to the detriment of the larger nation. What is making them fret? 2023 will shock Nigerians.
Wow! Just wow!! There's more to this than meets the eyes, we talking clear cut robbery. As if their wanton activities of killing and displacing people in the north isn't enough, now they want to use the Law to take a stroll down south?. Curse you Lord Lugard.
I won't be surprised if the slavish southern legislators (the ones that chose to attend Obi Cubana's mother's burial while an important part of the electoral act was being decided by their colleagues) refuse to show up and fight against the bill.