Same-sex marriage ban won’t infringe on rights – Mark




President of the Senate, David Mark, on Thursday said the ban on same-sex marriage by the National Assembly would not infringe on the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.

Mark spoke at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Nigerian Community in Prague, Czech Republic.

He reiterated that the decision of the legislature to ban same-sex marriage in the country is irreversible.

The Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs to the Senate President, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said Mark explained that the bill which has been approved by both chambers of the National Assembly represents the wishes and aspiration of Nigerians.

He said: “The law against same-sex marriage is an approval of the wishes of the generality of Nigerians who are desirous of living within our cultural bounds.

“The law is not designed to infringe on the human rights of Nigerians in any way.

“Also, wherever you go in our country today, our people are completely in support of the National Assembly because the practice of same-sex, as you all know, is alien to us.”

He also urged Nigerians in Diaspora, who are passionate about coming home to contribute their quota in the development of their fatherland, to use the opportunities contained in the transformation agenda of the Federal Government by joining the struggle to make Nigeria great.

He added: “You don’t need to wait till ‘the date Nigeria will be better’ before coming home to contribute your quota.

“Nigerians are hardworking people and you contribute in no small measure to the economy of your countries of residence.

“For those who desire to join us at home to improve the state of our economy and infrastructural development, you are welcome.”

He disclosed that his mission to Prague was to foster a relationship between the National Assembly and the Parliament of Czech Republic through cooperation in the areas of education, culture, trade and medicine.

 

 







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