A bill seeking to restrict children of government officials to attend public schools have been suspended by member of the house of representatives.
Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the house, who suspended the bill, saidÂ the bill was presented over a year ago, stood it down based on the demand by members.
The bill sponsored byÂ Sergius Osei Ogun, during the second reading at the plenary on Wednesday,
Ogun roseÂ rose to lead the debate â€Žon the bill; but another member, Ozioma Abonta, raised a point of order to say that the aim of the bill might infringe on the rights of Nigerians.
However, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Majority Leader, agreed with Abonta that it might prevent Nigerians from exercising their rights of choice, movement, privacy and family life, among others.
Dogara had ruled that the bill be stood down and referred to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges for a review.
Ogun, who was angered by the ruling, threatened to address the media and embark on a road show over the bill.
Responding, Dogara said, â€œWe wish you well;â€ adding that members would attend the road show.