There was a sharp division among senators during the plenary yesterday over a Bill for the establishment of the Armed Forces Service Commission, sponsored by the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, which failed to scale second reading.
After much debate in support and against the passage for the second reading of the bill, Senate President Ahmad Lawan ruled in favour of those opposing it after putting it into votes.
Senator Enyinnaya (PDP Abia South) had while leading debate on the bill, informed that it was read for the first time in the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020.
He said: “This bill seeks to get the National Assembly to give effect to the clear provisions of section 219 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is a National institution of Nigeria that should be insulated by the vagaries of political divisions and therefore the framers of the constitution in their wisdom inserted this section to prevent a situation where our National symbol of unity and strength could be sacrificed on the altar of political temperament.”

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