Bill proposing jail term for persons who jump queues passes second reading

Bill proposing jail term for persons who jump queues passes second reading

A Bill before the House of Representatives proposing six months imprisonment for persons who jump queues in public places on Thursday scaled second reading.

The sponsor of the bill, Hon. Abubakar Amuda-Kannike (Kwara-APC), expressed fury at the manner in which some Nigerians shunt or distort queues and go unpunished.

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Amuda-Kannike stated that Nigeria was on the verge of losing its cherished sense of nationalism, cultural identity and hospitality.

Explaining the important of the bill, the lawmaker said: “The bill underscores the need to re-awaken a derailed national culture by proposing disciplinary measures to guide Nigerians in their daily behaviours.

“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.”

All lawmakers, who shared their views on the bill on the floor of the House spoke highly of it leading to it being passed for third reading through a unanimous voice vote.

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