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BREAKING: House of Reps Rescinds Decision on Three Gender Related Bills After Protest

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 08th Mar, 2022 - tori.ng

Women groups have since the rejection of the bills besieged the gate to the National Assembly to protest the action.

 
Following days of constant protest by some women groups, the House of Representatives has decided to rescind its earlier rejection of three gender related bills.
 
The House made the disclosure on Tuesday after it had rejected the gender related bills during voting on the constitutional amendment.
 
The three bills failed to get the required 240 votes on Tuesday.
 
Others were are the bills on citizenship, indigeneship and 35 percent affirmative action for women.
 
Women groups have since the rejection of the bills besieged the gate to the National Assembly to protest the action.
 
However at its resumed sitting on Tuesday, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said there was the need for the House to rescind the decision for the good of the country.
 
He said the House will set aside its rules and relist them in the next batch of constitutional amendment, which will be presented to the House in the next four weeks for voting.
 
Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business Abubakar Hassan Fulata moved a motion to rescind the decision, which was seconded by the Deputy Minority Leader Toby Okechukwu.
 
He said it was important to do so in solidarity with women on the occasion of the international women day.
 
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