Focus on insecurity, drop hijab bill, CAN tells National Assembly

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body, therefore urged sponsor, and by extension, to focus on more pressing issues in country, including insecurity.

Abdullahi, is representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency in Niger , has sponsored Religious Discrimination (Prohibition and Prevention) Bill 2021, which has passed first and second readings.

In opening remarks, Abdullahi partly said, “I see a problem has become a big challenge and we have shied away from it over the years. It is the issue of religious discrimination. So, we came up with a proposal to address religious discrimination in this country.”

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The of CAN said, “This bill is a small thing; let us make it a comprehensive thing any right-thinking person will read and will say ‘this is moving the Nigeria nation forward.’ Please, Honourable, I am appealing to you and your colleagues to help us find a way to put an end to insecurity in this country.

“The body language does suggest we want to put an end to it. We are hearing from the corridors of power the money voted for security is being diverted. If you see the investment we are losing because of insecurity…Even religious is very difficult now because of insecurity.”

He added, “We need to create employment opportunities. Unemployment is fuelling insecurity because the terrorist and bandits are able to recruit with easy, unengaged hands. They give them little money, they are satisfied. But the is doing that.”