The Home of Representatives has rejected a invoice to permit residents to pull the federal government to court docket for failing to offer social welfare.
The invoice sought to make justiciable the elemental goals as contained in sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the Structure.
The lawmakers rejected the invoice after the talk on the invoice, which was sponsored by Sergius Ogun from Edo State.
As an illustration, part 16 of the structure offers that “The State shall direct its coverage in the direction of making certain – that appropriate and satisfactory shelter, appropriate and satisfactory meals, cheap nationwide dwelling minimal wage, previous age care and pensions, unemployment and sick advantages and welfare of the disabled are supplied for all residents.”
The passage of the invoice would have altered the Structure in such a way that residents can strategy the court docket for failure of presidency to offer fundamental wants.
Talking in opposition to the invoice, Herman Hembe from Benue State stated the invoice is looking for to make Nigeria a socialist state, noting socialism has by no means labored anyplace.
“Socialism by no means labored, it has solely collapsed nations. The one factor that works is a system the place persons are allowed to work,” he stated.
Nicholas Ossai argued that the invoice must be allowed to cross, whereas consultants can advise the committee on the invoice.
Following a debate on the invoice, it was put to query and rejected by voice votes.