NEWS| POLITICS | METRO | CORRUPTION | SPORTS |


PROMOTE MUSIC/VIDEO      ADVERTISE WITH US

close
ads

« | »

Senate Passes Re-Drafted PIGB, Electoral Act, Others, Police Reform, NHIA Bills Too

Posted by on April 17, 2019>



In its determination to reform the nation’s political process, as well as the operations of the petroleum industry, the Senate today, passed a re-drafted version of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Petroleum Industry Governance) Bill, 2019, and five other Bills to which President Muhammadu Buhari earlier declined assent.

Also today, the Senate passed the much-awaited Police Reform Bill, which is expected to radically change the operations and effectiveness of the Nigerian Police in the performance of its law enforcement duties, in addition to the National Health Insurance Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill.

Other redrafted Bills passed today are: The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Bill, 2019; the National Research and Innovation Council Bill, 2019; the Stamp Duties Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the National Agricultural Seed Council Bill, 2019; and the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

It should be noted, that following the President’s refusal to assent to the afore-listed Bills, the Senate set-up a 7-member technical committee headed by Senator David Umaru, chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters to look into the Constitutional and legal implications of withholding of assent to the Bills by the President and to make appropriate recommendations on the way forward. The Committee reviewed 6 constitutional amendment Bills and 11 private member Bills.

READ ALSO  How Bill Gates opened my eyes – Dangote

In its 34-page report, the Committee recommended that the Senate should re-consider and pass again 11 Bills, including the five Constitutional Amendment Bills; it should override the President’s veto on a Constitutional Amendment Bill, and the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Amendment Bill, 2018; and that the Senate should entirely withdraw four other Bills.

At its unusually extended plenary today, the Senate, voting on a Motion moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, in which he noted that the technical committee worked on President Buhari’s observations and re-drafted the affected clauses, thereby addressing the rationale for withholding of the presidential assent. The Senate, then unanimously, passed the seven re-drafted Bills at the Committee of the whole, Chaired by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Also, in fulfilment of its promise to address the issues affecting the performance of the Nigeria Police in effectively serving the Nigerian public, the Senate today considered and passed the Report of its Committee on Police Affairs and passed the Police Reform Bill.

READ ALSO  Reno Omokri claims these monumental structures in Western countries are "dedicated to satan" then shares biblical passages to back his claim

Speaking on the passage of the Police Reform Bill, Saraki stated that the Reform Bill would go a long way to show the responsiveness of the 8th Senate.

“This Bill will go a long way to show that we are a listening Parliament and a listening Senate. There is nothing better we can do in honour of those who have lost their lives along the way due to the fact that our laws at that time were not in line,” Saraki said.

The passed Bills, will now be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before it is re-transmitted to the President for his assent.

END

Signed:

Media Office of the President of the Senate

Subscribe to Wee Talk Naija via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Click Here to Download Heal It – R. Kelly for Coronavirus (Audio, Video, Lyrics)

Hot Nigerian Jobs 2020

From Wee Talk Naija
The views expressed in this article are the writer’s, they do not reflect the views of Wee Talk Naija. Please report any fake news or defamatory statements to [email protected]

VIDEO OF THE MONTH: CORONA PALAVAR




Sponsored

MUST WATCH: AKPAN & ODUMA

Leave a Comment

See more posts about 👇


Share this post with your Friends on



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Go Back To The Top


Kizz Daniel – Eko

Download Here

DJ Tunez Ft. Wizkid & Blaqjerzee – Gbese

Watch Here

« | »


Looking for something? Search below


CHECKOUT THESE HOT SECTIONS ON NL

...... ...

...... ...





About Weetalknaija Daily Post