The controversial lawmaker believes that giving excessive tribal marks should be discouraged in the country as it is barbaric.
The flamboyant Senator who has been involved in a lot of skirmishes in the Senate, took to his Twitter account to post the photo of a toddler with a disfigured face as a result of tribal marks.
Melaye who calls the act barbaric believes that the National Identity card is enough to identify individuals instead of tribal marks.
This is what the Senator wrote:
"This barbaric act must stop. National Identity card is enough to identify where individuals come from. Support my bill to stop this ...."
Read the tweet here.
From the look of things, Nigerians are in support of Senator Melaye as many people have retweeted his original tweet.