The green chamber also plans to strengthen the unity of the country by assigning a high power committee to go round to interact with stakeholder across the six geo-political zones.
Other members are: Femi Gbajabiamila, (APC-Lagos) who doubles as deputy chairman of the Ad-hoc committee; Buba Jibril, Deputy Majority Leader; Alhassan Doguwa, Chief Whip; Pally Iriase, Deputy Chief Whip; Leo Ogor, Minority Leader; Chukwuma Onyema, Deputy Minority Leader; Yakubu Barde, Minority Chief Whip; Binta Bello, Deputy Minority Whip; Nnenna Ukeje, chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Bode Ayorinde, deputy chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.
In a speech welcoming lawmakers back from a two-month recess, he said: "Anyone who assaults our constitution will not find a partner here [in the parliament] because our oath of office repels it, but those who stand for justice, fairness and equity will have partners in us because our oath of office compels it".
The House said its step was aimed at resolving all contending issues that threaten the peace and unity of Nigeria.
According to him, everyone should understand that the principal objective of the NGO Regulation Bill is to inject transparency, accountability and prevent the subversion of national security from within and without.
"There are desperate attempts to instigate religious bodies and cultural organisations to oppose the bill by spreading falsehood that they are the target of this bill", he said. For the avoidance of doubt, let me state once again that Churches, Mosques, Esussu, Market Women Associations, as well as Local Quasi Financial Institutions, are not NGOs and thus the bill has nothing to do with their operations. "This openness and transparency is what the NGOs have always canvassed and promoted and they should, therefore, embrace this opportunity to interrogate the issues with open arms", he stated. The legislative process can not be short circuited.
Gbajabiamila noted that different agitations across the country have led to divergent views on the structures upon which the unity of Nigeria rests. These agitations have resulted into proscription of groups, loss of lives and judicial pronouncements. Hence the urgent need for the intervention of the House of Representatives.
He urged his fellow members whom he said hold brief for their teeming constituents to drop partisan politics, ethnic and religious interests and speak in one voice to save Nigeria from disintegration.