Gbajabiamila accepts Tivs petition

Speaker, House of Representatives has accepted the petition of the Tiv people from Benue State resident in the United States of America.

It will be recalled that the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase penultimate week rejected the petition, saying Nigerians in diaspora were not in the right standing to make a petition to the House.

The rejection had however attraction widespread condemnations from Nigerians all over the world.

But represented by Hon. Mark Gbillah representing Gwer East West Federal Constituency of Benue State at Tuesday plenary, Gbajabiamila who presided over the plenary accepted the petition.

He said that the House of Representatives cannot discriminate against any Nigerian wherever they may be in any part of the world.

Gbajabiamila also that his deputy has been championing the cause of the Nigerians in diaspora. “I believe this is the same petition that has been causing a lot of misunderstanding. “The misunderstanding came from the issue of signature.

“Having cleared that misunderstanding, please, go ahead and lay your petition to be given proper attention. “Thank Hon Mark Gbillah. Thank you for your patience”, Gbajabiamila said.

Speaking to Journalists after the plenary, Gbillah commended the Speaker for his intervention.

He appealed to diaspora Nigerians to sheathe their swords and rescind their earlier threat of withholding their home remittances in the light of the acceptance of the petition.


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