The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to suspend the implementation of the Samoa agreement until all the controversial clauses are addressed and clearly spelt out.


This follows a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by 88 members.


Moving the motion, a member of the House, Aliyu Madaki, drew attention to the clause which highlights “gender equality” and describes it as a Trojan horse which could violate the morals of the country.


Controversy has enveloped the Samoa Agreement signed by the Federal Government with the European Union, with many frowning upon what they thought was the recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights by the Nigerian government.


The House also mandated its relevant committees to investigate the controversial provisions of the agreement.

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