Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned against the bill seeking to establish a commission that would regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Fani-Kayode claimed that the bill would cripple religious organizations like churches and mosques.
“The NGO Bill is evil. It will cripple Churches, mosques and all NGO’s and bring them under govt control. I advise Nigerians to resist it,” he tweeted on Monday.
The bill is being sponsored by Hon. Umar Jibril, the deputy majority leader of the House of Representatives.
Most observers believe the bill is aimed at clamping down on the organisations, while the lawmakers insist that it will help curb alleged corruption among NGOs in the country.