David Mark: Same sex marriage ban, irreversible


Senate President, David Mark, has said the decision of the National Assembly to ban same-sex marriage in the country is irreversible.

He said this at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Nigerian community in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mark, in statement by his media aide on Thursday, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “The law against same-sex marriage is an approval of the wishes of the generality of Nigerians, who are desirous of living within our cultural bounds.

“The law is not designed to infringe on the human rights of Nigerians in any way. Also, wherever you go in our country today, our people are completely in support of the National Assembly, because the practice of same-sex, as you all know, is alien to us,” he said.

Senator Mark also charged Nigerians living abroad, who were passionate about coming home, to contribute their quota in the development of their fatherland, to use the opportunities contained in the transformation agenda of the Federal Government by joining the struggle to make Nigeria great.

“You don’t need to wait till the date Nigeria will be better before coming home to contribute your quota. Nigerians are hardworking people and you contribute in no small measure to the economy of your countries of residence.

“For those who desire to join us at home to improve the state of our economy and infrastructure development, you are welcomed,” he said.

Mark said his mission to Prague was to foster a relationship between the National Assembly and the Parliament of Czech Republic, through cooperation in the areas of education, culture, trade and medicine.

The Senate president also appealed to the Czech Republic to allow a Nigerian prisoner, Mr. Victor Urhia, to be transferred back home to complete his prison terms.

Urhia, who is serving terms on drug-related offences, is said to be living on one kidney, having lost his second kidney in the course of his imprisonment.


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