The new NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations) and CSOs(Civil Society Organizations) bill that is making rounds in the legislative chambers has thrown the Civil Society in turmoil, the NGOs are crying blue murder, they have made it a point to educate Nigerians and let Nigerians understand the implication of this bill. Having studied the bill, they have described it in their own terms as ; autocracy, tyrannical and stifling. Although the representatives have come out to deny such. In this video, watch as the bill is dissected by one of the Nigeria’s foremost civil rights activist.
In this video, the implications of the new bill is laid bare, please watch
Though the legislative has denied all the implications portrayed in the video and in a press statement said that
“Now NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations) and CSOs(Civil Society Organizations) are voluntary organizations that are registered to partner Government at all levels to fill gaps wherever they exist. They are supposed to be partners in progress with the Government; therefore the need for a commission to serve this purpose arises”
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