House of Rep to commence Second Reading on Diaspora Voting Bill.
News Rain gathered that the House Assembly will soon commence Second reading over the Diaspora Voting Bill.
Diaspora Voting Bill Reading
The development which was made known to the public on Thursday through a statement by the Media Aide to the Chairman of the House Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Olamilekan Olusada, who said that the House Committee Chairman on Diaspora, Hon. Akande Sodipe made the disclosure in a meeting with Nigerians that resides in the United States.
Olusada who said that the Hon. Sodipe at the Diaspora community meeting noted that Nigerians living outside the country have as much stake in the present and future of the Country just like the Nigerians that reside in Nigeria.
Hon Akande-Sadipe further assured citizens living abroad of the readiness of the 9th Assembly to partner with all relevant stakeholders in formulating policies that represent Sustainable National Growth and Development”.
She said We are working to ensure that the Diaspora voting becomes a reality. Although, there are some challenges to be worked out in the implementation, nonetheless, the process has begun”.
She also confirmed that the House of Representatives has thrown its weight behind the enfranchisement of Nigerians abroad and that the bill in the amended format will come up for the second reading upon resumption from the recess.
She conveyed the goodwill of Rt. Hon. Speaker, House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, and the House Committee on Diaspora.
Hon Sodipe through the statement called on the Federal Government to leverage on Diaspora Resources for National Development, which is aimed at creating an avenue for prospective, meaningful, and sustainable diaspora investments.
She charged the federal government to intensify the design and implementation of strategies to harness the Nation’s grossly underutilized potentials in the diaspora. This, she said would successfully transition the Nigerian economy from the state of commodity-dominated production to high value-added production.
She said “If well-realized will boost economic growth and development of our great country – Nigeria”