Reps move to domesticate laws on treaties, agreements, conventions, others



The House of Representatives says it will domesticate laws on treaties, protocols, agreements, conventions, pacts and accords to become operational in the country.

Rep. Nicholas Osai, Chairman, House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements, made this disclosure at a public hearing on “Treaties (Making Procedure) Bill 2020 on Tuesday in Abuja.

He noted that Nigeria, a State party, had domesticated only about 5 per cent of more than 400 international instruments it had signed.

He added that more than 95 per cent of the treaties, protocols, agreements, conventions, pacts, and accords had not been operationalised into becoming part of Nigeria’s laws.

“You can therefore imagine us losing out from the benefits derivable from such instruments after many public resources had gone into their negotiation and adoption,’’ he lamented.

Rep, Osai stated that as worrisome as the development was, some of the instruments might have been selectively internalised through…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper