Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has described the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Bill as the ‘worst piece of legislation’ in the history of Nigeria. Falana in a statement released on Wednesday said the bill threatened the existence of a free and independent civil society in the country, which would have bad impact on Nigerians.
The controversial NGO Bill aims to regulate and monitor the activities of all civil society organisations and labour unions in the country. The lawmakers are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the bill on December 13 and 14 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Falana further called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to stop the passage of the bill.