Group threatens to withhold remittances over Deputy Speaker's 'unfortunate statement'
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Nigeria, March 16 -- The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) has threatened to withhold home remittances following the decision of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, to block Mark Gbilah, a Benue State lawmaker, from presenting a petition by a diaspora group.
In a petition to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the group demanded a full retraction of Mr Wase's "unfortunate statement" and that Mr Gbilah be allowed to re-present his petition on behalf of the Mutual Unions of Tiv in America (MUTA) as a concerned group of Nigerians in Diaspora.
The organisation said that Mr Wase's utterances "rubbished 20 years of the Federal Government's Diaspora Engagement at a time when the contributions of the Nigerians in Dias...
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