The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has praised Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the reported withdrawal of the controversial National Water Resources Bill.
The Federal Government had been pushing for the passage of the bill, despite the opposition by some lawmakers and Nigerians.
In tweets on Monday, SERAP urged Gbajabiamila to push for the withdrawal of the Company And Allied Matters Act (CAMA), the Hate Speech Bill and other repressive bills before the house.
“We welcome the reported withdrawal by @femigbaja of the repressive National Water Resources Bill, 2020. We note the public interest roles played by Rep. Benjamin Mzondu. This bill should never find its way back to @nassnigeria.
“We urge @femigbaja to show the same level of leadership by pushing for the withdrawal of repressive CAMA2020, Hate Speech bill and all repressive bills pending @nassnigeria.
“Lawmakers should focus on passing laws that would improve access of the poor to public goods and services,” SERAP wrote.