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General News of Tuesday, 24 December 2019


Why I sponsored a bill against alcohol consumption - Lawmaker

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Hon. Emeka Chinedu representing Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency of Imo State, has revealed why he sponsored a bill to curb excessive consumption of alcohol among youths.

According to the lawmaker, he sponsored the bill because of the disastrous effect of alcohol which he says leads to criminality in the society.

Chinedu disclosed this as contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of Imo Concerns Citizens, Mr. Chilagorom Ifeanyi.

The statement reads:

“As a matter of fact, I have been termed: “Voice of the voiceless” by Nigerian students and their parents for calling on the Federal Government to stop Acceptance Fee collection by the Nigerian Universities.

“Members of Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) were excited that I moved a motion for scrapping of Acceptance Fee paid by students who are offered admission into various institutions.

The lawmaker further lamented that majority of Nigerians lacked maintenance culture, a situation he said, was responsible for infrastructural decay in the society.

“I pushed a Bill for Federal Facilities Management Agency, which has just passed the first Reading at the National Assembly.

“This particular Bill will help promote maintenance culture in Nigeria society as the majority of our public facilities/establishments are in total decay.

“I also championed the debate on the floor of the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, on a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution to make provision for Free and Compulsory basic education in Nigeria, sponsored by Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

“I moved a motion on the Need to Curb the Rising incidence of Building Collapse in Nigeria. Everyone knows very well, how lives and properties have been lost so far on building collapse in Nigeria.

The lawmaker also declared himself open to constructive criticism that are within the ambition of his legislature.