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Speaker criticises proposal on immunity clause

11 July 2013, 11:03

Sokoto - Lawali Zayyana, the Speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly, has said the  proposed removal of the immunity clause from the constitution is not in the best interest of the nation.

Zayyana told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto that such a move was untimely.

“If the immunity clause is removed from the nation’s constitution, such decision may distract the attention of all the political office holders.

“They will be attending courts' proceedings instead of concentrating on executing meaningful projects in their  constituencies, " Zaiyyana said.

According to him, what Nigeria wanted at this materials time was credible leaders who would further move the nation forward.

“If elected leaders would always have the fear of God in the tasks of discharging their primary assignments, nobody would be thinking of the removal of immunity.

“We must rise up to meet our obligations by doing what we are supposed to do at the time we are supposed to do it,” he said.

He said Nigerians needed people-oriented policies and programmes that would enhance their living condition.

 - NAN


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