The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday cautioned in opposition to the Water Assets Invoice.
HURIWA, a frontline pro-democracy group warned that the invoice will trigger one other civil battle in Nigeria.
The best group issued the warning whereas condemning the present Nationwide Meeting for his or her penchant in introducing “obnoxious, draconian and imperialistic anti-people’s laws, with emphasis on the reintroduction of the Invoice On Pure Assets aimed toward stripping Southern Littoral states of their management of Water Assets.”
A press release signed by HURIWA’s Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and Miss. Zainab Yusuf, Director; Nationwide Media Affairs reads partly: “Evidently, the legislative and regulatory agenda of the current NASS as illustrated in a number of of their proposed legislations seem like aimed toward attacking freedom of speech, civil area and to abrogate property and financial rights.
“Similar to the Corporations and Allied Maters Act, 2020 (CAMA 2020), an in any other case needed and essential laws that has grow to be divisive, the Nationwide Water Assets invoice has additionally strayed into our delicate fault-lines and misplaced within the brackish waters of Nigeria’s recurrent political criticisms.
“The president must be nervous that the majority his essential insurance policies have continued to energise sure hid instincts in our society. And that Nigerians now seem incapable of getting any first rate dialog with out resorting to ethnicity and faith.
“All elements thought of, subsequently, this Nationwide Water Assets invoice is obnoxious, draconic and imperialistic. Conceived in a time of mutual suspicions, promoted by divisive pursuits and opposed by the present politics of ethno-religious mistrust within the nation and must be jettisoned.
“This invoice on water assets if not discontinued might end in civil battle if not now, then sooner somewhat than later as a result of it isn’t doable to take over the pure water assets of the indigenous folks within the South and hand them over to strangers underneath the guise of the central authorities controlling these water assets.”