NGO Bill Suffers Setback, Gets Zero Support At Hearing

None of the persons who appeared before Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday expressed support for the bill to regulate non-governmental organizations, NGOs. A public hearing on the bill was held at by the House of Representatives at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. At the hearing, all the attendees, including a Catholic cleric, Matthew Kukah, and a former lawmaker, Abdul Oroh, opposed the bill. The bill seeks to, among others, create an NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate NGO’S and civil society organizations, CSOs. The bill, sponsored by a lawmaker, has been…