Lawmakers of the federal house of representative have rejected a bill seeking for the establishment of the South-East Development Commission.
House of Reps in Rowdy Session Over Rejection of the Establishment of South-East Development Commission
According to a report by Punch newspaper, some members of the Federal House of Representatives, mainly from the South-East are currently protesting in chambers.
It was learned that their anger is over the withdrawal of a bill seeking to create a South-East Development Commission.
The house rejected the bill after it was put to a voice vote by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.
Some of the lawmakers who contributed to the debate said the timing of the bill was not right and adequate consultations were not made before it was brought to the house
The House has, however, re-listed the bill following the protests.
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