Uproar In Senate Over Proposed Armed Forces Service Commission

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Uproar In Senate Over Proposed Armed Forces Service Commission

There was uproar in the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday after the introduction of a bill to establish the Armed Forces Service Commission by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinaya Abaribe.

The bill, during debate, led to a sharp division among the lawmakers, with some arguing that the bill will lead to more disunity in the country, though Senator Abaribe had noted that the constitution mandates the National Assembly to set up the commission.

The bill was later rejected during a voice vote, while Senator Abaribe called for a division, meaning that lawmakers should vote individually. With the stalemate, the Senate later went into a closed-door session.

Emerging from the closed-door session, the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, said the entire Senate has appealed to the Minority Leader, Senator Abaribe to withdraw Order 73 which called for a division, after which
Abaribe withdrew the bill to represent it after consultation.

 

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