he House of Representatives on Tuesday backtracked after women groups vowed not to vacate National Assembly Complex until they get their bills initially ‘killed’ by both legislative Chambers last week rescinded.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports the House rescinded its earlier decisions on the three women’s bills due to their persistence.
TNG recalls various women groups immediately their gender bills were killed made NASS their second homes to ensure Federal lawmakers give the bills a reconsideration.
The move came after the House resume plenary few minutes it held an executive session.
According to the presiding officer of the day Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, once we rescind these three clauses and we take them again in the next few weeks, If we still at that point have a difference with the senate we’ll go for harmonisation.
“Harmonisation might not be the practice when it comes to constitution amendment because I’ve heard this thing argued here and there but the constitution under section five allows the House to regulate its own procedure.
“And we’ll be relying on the provision of the constitution to harmonize the differences between us and the Senate. Hopefully, this will go through”, he said.
“In line with this, the Speaker called for voice vote on its decision and the majority of the House supported it.
TNG recalls that last week Tuesday, the House while considering the 68 clauses submitted by the House Special Adhoc committee on the Review of the 1999 constitution failed to have 2/3 of the votes on these three bills relating to how to ensure inclusiveness of women in governance.