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Dino Melaye Senator sponsors bill to stop tribal marks

The controversial lawmaker believes that giving excessive tribal marks should be discouraged in the country as it is barbaric.

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The infant with tribal marks play

The infant with tribal marks


The Senator representing Kogi Central in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, is sponsoring a bill that will make tribal marks illegal in the country.

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.

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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 ...."

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Read the tweet here.


From the look of things, Nigerians are in support of Senator Melaye as many people have retweeted his original tweet.

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