The Nigerian government has just announced a public vote on a bill designed to take away the freedoms of Nigerian people. And if we don’t act now and vote against it before the 14th December, when the public hearing finishes, it could be too late.
The government has tried to make it sound like this ‘NGO bill’ is just about restricting the freedom of NGOs. But a quick Google search shows the public outrage this bill has already caused. It will have devastating effects on Nigerians - which is why they’re trying to pass it as quickly as possible, before too many people take action to stop it.
This ‘NGO’ bill will keep Nigerians from freely sharing their opinions, holding open discussion forums or organising people to protest. The effects of this bill will be far wider than just on NGOs: this bill will shrink the freedoms of Nigerians and allow the government to control them.
Angry Nigerians took to the street to protest the regulation bill that is about to be passed unto NGOs; says its absurd and a breach of basic human rights and needs.
“The people in power are trying to rush this bill through, in order to quickly silence us. Don’t let them, said Amnesty.
Twitter Users have also taken up their weapon of words to dissect the loopholes behind the bill and why the senate behind it, should focus on providing light to the nation instead.
#NGOBill's multiple registration requirement would discourage young Nigerians like herself who engage in philantrophic work with little resources from continuing to do so. -Dr. @Sandiechukwu
#NGORegulationBill doesn't serve any purpose. - Hon. Abdul Oro