Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Protesters storm National Assembly over NGO bill (PHOTOS)


A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other protesters on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja to protest against the controversial NGO Bill.


The bill is slated for public hearing on Wednesday and Thursday, 13th and 14th December, 2017.

The protesters were however prevented from gaining entrance into the National Assembly Complex by armed policemen.

The sponsor of the bill, Hon Umar Buba Jibril, was absent as the public hearing on the bill kicked off at the House of Representatives today.

Mr. Jibril had alleged that some NGOs were using donated funds to support the activities of armed militants and insurgents such as Boko Haram in the country's northeast.

He has not made public any evidence supporting his allegations.

Find below pictures of the protest and a summary of the NGO Bill:







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