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CISLAC, 38 other CSOs flay suspension of Reps’ activities

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The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre and 38 other Civil Society Organsisation have faulted the National Assembly over the suspension of committee activities and other legislative activities by the House of Representatives.

The CSOs, in a jointly signed statement on Sunday, said: “We dare say that even if this decision was taken with good intentions, it’s ill-advised, ill-timed and unhelpful as it fuels all forms of conspiracy theories and interpretation of collusion and attempt to cover up fraud, especially given that the National Assembly is already plagued by a lack of credibility or public trust.”

Reacting, the House Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, in a text message to our correspondent, explained: “As a body of principal officers, we met and resolved that largely due to the present global health crisis of COVID-19 and lack of necessary protocol arrangements in place at the National Assembly, we needed to suspend committee programmes and activities till we resume when perhaps steps might have been taken to address such challenges.”