The House of Representatives on Thursday scaled a second reading of the bill proposing six months imprisonment for persons who distort or caught jumping queues in public places.
Abubakar Amuda-Kannike (Kwara-APC), sponsor of the bill, while leading debate on it, said that it sought to ensure that Nigerians conducted themselves orderly in public places.
“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. The bill underscores the need to re-awaken the derailed national culture by proposing disciplinary measures to guide Nigerians in their daily behaviors. Any nation that is not organised cannot have rapid growth. We should be seen as organised people from point of entry but we have accepted that anything goes. Every school should have civic education in its curriculum to instill patriotism and orderliness in the country” he said.
After the debate, the bill was passed for third reading through a unanimous voice vote.