Following the uproar by some concern Nigerians in the last three days over an alleged LGBTQ document signed by the federal government called “ Samoa agreement”; the House of Representatives has rejected the document, demanding the Federal Government to suspend implementation until all controversial clauses are spelt out for Nigerians.

The rejection followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Rep. Aliyu Sani Madaki (NNPP, Kano) and 80 others at the Plenary, on today.

Madaki had drawn the attention to the clause highlighting gender equality in the agreement, saying it is “a Trojan horse” which could violate the morals of the country being religious people.

Buttressing the argument, the House Minority Leader, Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), insisted that the parliament was not carried along in the process of the signing the agreement which has generated a lot of controversy across the country.

He wondered on how the agreement was treated with swift signing and how Nigerians were kept in dark all through about what the agreement was all about.

In his contribution, the House Chief Whip Rep. Usman Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe), said the House would never support any agreements that are contrary to the belief, norms and culture of Nigerians people that they represent.

Therefore, the lawmakers insisted that the whole document need to be revisited while urging the House to thoroughly investigate the agreement.

The House adopted the motion and referred it to its relevant committees for further legislative action.