TUC Supports Bill Seeking Immunity For National Assembly

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC says it supports the bill seeking to provide immunity to the leadership of the National Assembly.

TUC President, Quadri Olaleye who made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos also said immunity should be extended to all members of the House of Assembly.

He added that providing such immunity for presiding officers against crimes of corruption would ensure a smooth running of the law making processes.

The House of Representatives was considering a bill, sponsored by Mr Odebunmi Olusegun, seeking constitutional immunity for the top presiding officers of the National Assembly.

The beneficiary of the bill, if passed, are the senate president, Deputy Senate President, and the Speaker of the house of Reps and his Deputy.

The bill, which has passed the second reading during the plenary, is part of the ongoing amendment of the amended 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly.