Nigerians living abroad have no right to complain about insecurity – Deputy Speaker
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase said Nigerians living abroad have no right sending petitions to the House on issues happening in Nigeria.
Wase said this at a plenary last Thursday while sitting in for the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stating that Nigerians who sit in their comfort zones abroad are not eligible to file petitions against the Federal Government on issues regarding insecurity.
He said this when a lawmaker, Mark Gbillah, representing Gwer East-Gwer West constituency of Benue State, attempted to submit a petition filed by Mzough U Tiv Amerika on insecurity in Benue, Nasarawa, and Taraba.
Gbillah had explained he was submitting the petition on behalf of MUTA because indigenes of the affected states had been sacked from their ancestral lands.
Before he could speak further, however, Wase, who represents Wase Federal Constituency, Plateau State, said: “Honourable Gbillah, did you say Tivs in America? What do they know about Nigeria? “What is their business? They can’t sit in their comfort zones and know what is happening in Nigeria.”
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