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Nigerians who 'jump queues' may spend 6-months in jail

The House of Representatives have passed for third reading a bill seeking six-month imprisonment for persons who distort queues.

 Fuel queue in Abuja

In a few months, Nigerians who distort queues may spend six months in jail.

This is because, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have passed for third reading a bill seeking six-month imprisonment for persons who distort queues.
Speaking at plenary on Thursday, June 1, 2017, sponsor of the bill, Abubakar Amuda-Kannike said the bill would ensure that Nigerians conduct themselves in an orderly manner in public.
Abubakar Amuda-Kannike Abubakar Amuda-Kannike
(Chronicle)

The Kwara state lawmaker argued that Nigeria was on the verge of losing its cherished sense of nationalism, cultural identity and hospitality.

“The bill underscores the need to re-awaken a derailed national culture by proposing disciplinary measures to guide Nigerians in their daily behaviours,” he said.

“In our society today, out of total disregard for other persons, who strive to do the right thing by conducting themselves orderly in public places, a large number of Nigerians distort queues and go unpunished.
“The bill if passed shall provide a starting point of value and cultural re-orientation in Nigeria,” the lawmaker said.

Meanwhile, a bill seeking to establish the South-East Development Commission was quashed by lawmakers in the House same day.
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