The House of Representatives was polarised Wednesday over a bill that seeks to change the nation’s motto from “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress” to “Justice and Equity, Peace and progress.
Titled “a bill for an act to alter the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by changing the motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress” to “Justice and Equity, Peace and Progress”, the bill was intended to create strong political will to achieve political objectives in Nigeria and for other related matters.
Sponsored by Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu (APGA, Anambra), It was to be read for the second time. Despite his appeal to amend the bill to read ‘Unity and Faith, Justice and Equity, Peace and Progress”, his proposal was flawed by his colleagues, thus compelling him to withdraw it to give chance for wider consultation.