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Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by weyreypey: 3:46pm On Oct 18
The House of Representatives has gazetted the controversial National Water Resources Bill, 2020, preparatory to its second presentation for reconsideration, a source at the Rules and Business Committee, told Vanguard, weekend. The staff of the Committee told said: “The Bill(National Water Resources Bill), has now been gazetted to be presented again.” He also disclosed that “The Northern caucuses of the House and the Senate, herdsmen groups and other Northern leaders, are pushing for the Bill.” The Bill was rejected on Tuesday, September 29, by a majority in the Green Chamber, but the co-sponsor of the polarising piece of legislation, Abubakar Fulata(APC-Jigawa) who doubles as the Chairman, Committee on Rules and Business, quickly set back to business, to rework and reintroduce the Bill. Another key sponsor of the controversial bill is Sada Soli(APC-Katsina).


The legislative instrument which has faced a stiff opposition from groups across the country, it was learned a few days ago, is to be pushed by the northern caucuses of both Houses of the National Assembly, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, associated herder groups, Ministry of Water Resources and mostly Northern leaders. The House was thrown into turmoil on that Tuesday, while considering a Matter of Privilege raised by Benjamin Mzondu(PDP-Benue) to be heard on the contentious National Water Resources Bill, 2020. Mzondu’s motion sought the withdrawal of the Bill, owing to the public outcry against it and its breach of House’ Rules. In presenting his Matter of Privilege, Mzondu cited Order 6, Rule 1(1), 2 and 3, as he argued forcefully against the transmission of the Bill to the Senate.



According to him, “I wish to refer to Order 6, Rule 1(1), 2 and 3 and Order 12, Rule 18 to state that I was deprived of my legislative Privilege of sighting gazetted copy of the National Water Resources BillHB 921, and such could not participate in the consideration of the report by the Committee of the Whole, which also deprived me of my rights and privilege of representation to my people. “Mr. Speaker, Hon. Colleagues, it is in the effort to eliminate the “Element of Surprise”, that the House in its wisdom, included in its Standing Rule, that every Bill, must be gazetted or clean copies circulated. “It is important to note that the word emphasized here, is “gazette”, which means appearing in the Bills Journal of the House. “The words used are clear and unambiguous, they ought to be given their ordinary meaning. “Mr. Speaker, Hon. Colleagues, I was misled by the use of order 12, Rule 18 of our Standing Orders.


”Mr. Speaker, Hon. Colleagues, it is an issue of law and procedure and Hon. Speaker, the onus of interpretation lies with you. Where the Bill was labeled as Bill 2020, it was not considered at such. “The laws lay, on your shoulder to interpret these rules as stated in Order 7 Rule 1(7). It is important to emphasize that I have painstakingly searched through all the journals of the House, and cannot find where the Bill is gazetted and I stand to be challenged or corrected. “The next question for your consideration, Hon. Speaker, deals with jurisdiction, whether the House such powers to entertain a bill, such proceedings become a nullity, ab initio no matter how conducted and decided.


So having not met this condition, I wish to move, relying on Order8 Rule 8 and the above stated rules, that the House do rescind/expunge its decision of July 23 2020, which adopted the National Water Resources Bill, 2020 HB921 to have been read the third time from our records.” His latter prayers were granted, after a prolonged debate from both sides of the legislative divide, as the Speaker ordered for the withdrawal of Bill. “Fundamental issues have been raised by Hon. Mzondu. He has backed them up with a clear language, that such bills must be re-gazetted,” Gbajabiamila said. While the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rep. Idris Wase who argued against Mzondu’s position, stressed that the Bill followed due process in its passage. Wase’s argument was buttressed by the sponsor of the Bill, Sada Soli(APC-Katsina) and the Chairman of the Rules and Business Committee, Hassan Fulata(APC-Jigawa). Lawmakers, led by Kingsley Chinda(PDP-Rivers), however put up a strong defence for Mzondu’s submission, leading to the decision of the Speaker to order for the withdrawal of the Bill, for a fresh gazetting. Recall that the same Bill which was earlier introduced as Executive Bill, was killed in the Senate, but passed in the House.

The instrument, however couldn’t be retransmitted to the Senate for Senate’s concurrence, before the 8th Assembly lapsed. The House resumes plenary on Tuesday to consider pending Bills


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Re: Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by weyreypey: 3:46pm On Oct 18
Re: Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by flyingpig: 4:06pm On Oct 18
We go add this hashtag to the protests

Mad pple who won't quickly resolve incessant ASUU strikes with fast approved legislative rulings, or improve our lives quickly with fast-approved rulings. Always fast-approving less stupid backward things

#endWaterBill
Re: Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by MASTAkiLLAh(m): 9:02pm On Oct 18
Ruga must happen by force whether southerners like it or not, it’s the only policy that matters cool
Re: Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by Racoon(m): 9:06pm On Oct 18
“The Northern caucuses of the House and the Senate, herdsmen groups and other Northern leaders, are pushing for the Bill.”

The Bill was rejected on Tuesday, September 29, by a majority in the Green Chamber, but the co-sponsor of the polarising piece of legislation, Abubakar Fulata(APC-Jigawa) who doubles as the Chairman, Committee on Rules and Business, quickly set back to business, to rework and reintroduce the Bill. Another key sponsor of the controversial bill is Sada Soli(APC-Katsina).
See these brutes! Nigeria is engulfed in multiple crisis including the insecurity issue that is ravaging Yobe & Kastina but see the OCD they are concerned with?

Here they are fighting for control for a well known terrorist group-the 4th globally acknowledged terrorist group that have robbed people of their land, maim and kill with impunity.

They will never legislate against impunity, insecurity, poverty, religious intolerance or underdevelopment etc.Nigeria can never be one-this nation need to be restructured or disintegrate.
Re: Exclusive: Reps Gazette Water Resources Bill For Reintroduction by Racoon(m): 9:06pm On Oct 18
MASTAkiLLAh:
Ruga must happen by force whether southerners like it or not, it’s the only policy that matters.
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion" - Albert Camus.

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