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Forget Politics, Tackle Worsening Poverty, Insecurity – Human Rights Group Tells Lawmakers


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As members of the National Assembly resume from their month-long recess on Tuesday, the Legislature and the Executive arms of government have been called upon to sheathe their swords so that lawmakers can work on practical legislations and engage in qualitative oversight functions on ministries so that Nigerians can overcome the present economic recession.
This was stated by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, while reminding the political class of the national emergency with which they should tackle the excruciating poverty levels afflicting millions of Nigerians and confront the expanding frontiers of insecurity and killings of innocent Nigerians by armed hoodlums of different valuations.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group specifically urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice to end all litigations against the leadership of the Senate in the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, and in the High Courts.
HURIWA stated that the subsisting case in the Danladi Umar-led CCT and the forgery case at the Abuja High Court against both Saraki and his Deputy “must be withdrawn because they are such a bad intentioned distractions capable of derailing any constructive pursuit of solution through lawmaking mechanisms of a rapid end to the crippling economic downturns.
“Those are unnecessary distractions that could impede the total commitments of the legislators at the National Assembly to more vigorously pursue a broad- based legislative approach to help Nigeria rapidly overcome the rampaging Economic Recession sweeping across the Country with the concomitant consequences of mass poverty, hunger, unemployment and hyperinflation that have overwhelmed millions of Nigerians since the last four Months,” HURIWA stated.
Turning to the House of Representatives, the rights group called for truce and stability of leadership so the green chamber of the National Assembly can more constructively confront the biting economic downturns.

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