he House of Representatives says it will rescind decisions on three women-related bills for reconsideration This decision was made known on Tuesday, March 8, via the official Twitter page of the House of Representatives, stating that bills on citizenship, indigenship, and 35% affirmative action for women will be revisited. The tweet reads: “The bills failed to secure the mandatory two-thirds votes to pass during voting on the proposed amendments to the constitution “The bills, by the leave of the @SpeakerGbaja, Rep. @femigbaja, and the @HouseNGR, were re-committed to the Committee of the Whole for consideration on Tuesday. “They will be considered by the @HouseNGR in the next phase of voting on another set of bills for amendment in four weeks’ time.”
Earlier on Tuesday March 8, some group of women converged at the National Assembly complex seeking reconsideration by the National Assembly to revisit the women-related bills. Recall that some women groups blocked the federal secretariat axis entrance of the National Assembly following the refusal of the legislature’s leadership to give females more seats in its chamber. It was gathered that the women were not allowed passage into the National Assembly’s complex by security agents as the gate was locked. The protesting women insisted that until they meet the leadership of the National Assembly, they will remain at the gate.