The petition by the Mutual Union of Tiv in America (MUTA) has lastly been accepted by the Home of Representatives.
Mark Gbillah offered the petition on behalf of the group on Tuesday throughout plenary.
It might be recalled that the petition brought on controversy the final time it was offered when the Deputy Speaker, Wase who presided over the session declined the petition.
The motion generated backlash from Nigerians on social media. Moreover, Nigerians in diaspora in a letter to the Speaker threatened to cease influx of remittance.
Whereas talking on the petition, Gbajabiamila stated the misunderstanding surrounding the petition had been resolved.
“I imagine this is similar petition that has been inflicting plenty of misunderstanding. The misunderstanding got here from the difficulty of signature.
“Having cleared that misunderstanding, please, go forward and lay your petition to be given correct consideration.”
The petition was, subsequently, referred to the Home committee on public petition.
Home of Reps lastly accepts petition by Tivs in America