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SENATE PASSES EIGHT BILLS INTO LAW & FIVE MORE FOR SECOND READING




Working assiduously in fulfillment of its constitutional mandate, the Senate on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 received, considered and passed into law eight legislation. Among the Bills read the third time and passed were: 
1) Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, sponsored by Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North). The legislation was passed into law by the two Chambers of the National Assembly and transmitted to the Clerk to the National Assembly for onward transmission to the President for assent. 
However, the Directorate of Legal Services of the National Assembly after critical examination of the Bill observed some fundamental issues which require fresh legislative action on 19 clauses of the Bill.
Accordingly, a Technical Committee of the Senate, House of Representatives and Directorate of Legal Services met and worked on the identified clauses of the Bill. The Chamber relying on Senate Standing Order 1 (b) and 53 (6) resolved to rescind its decision on the affected clauses of the Bill as passed and re-commit same to the Committee of the Whole for reconsideration and passage without amendments.
2) Promissory Note Programme and a Bond Issuance to Settle Inherited Local Debts and Contractual Obligations, sponsored by Sen. Francis Alimikhena (Edo North). The sum of N193.042 billion was approved by the Senate.
3) Federal Polytechnic Mpu, Enugu State establishment, etc. Bill, 2018 (S.B.528), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).
4) City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State (establishment etc.) Bill, 2018 (S.B.447), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).
5) Federal College of Education, Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti State (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2018 (S.B. 611), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).
6) Federal Polytechnic, Kwale, Delta State (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2018 (S.B. 603), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).
7) Federal Polytechnic, Kaltungo (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2018 (S.B. 471), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).
8) Federal Polytechnic, Adikpo, Benue State (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2018 (S.B. 494), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North).

Similarly, the Red Chamber has debated the general principles of five legislation and passed same for second reading. Among the Bills that progressed to the next legislative stage include:
a) A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of School of Mines and Geological Studies, Guyuk, Adamawa State and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (S.B. 706), sponsored by Sen. Ahmadu Abubakar (Adamawa South). The Bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in four weeks.
b) A Bill for an Act to repeal the Federal Colleges of Education Act, 1986 and to re-enact Federal College of Education and other related matters, 2018 (S.B. 562), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North). The legislation has been referred to the Senate Committee Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in four weeks.
c) A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Aquatic Studies, Ogbaru, Anambra State and for other matters connected therewith 2018 (S.B. 670), sponsored by Sen. Stella Oduah (Anambra North). It has been referred to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in four weeks.
d) A Bill for an Act to repeal the National Commission for Colleges of Education Act (No.3) of 1989 and to establish the National Commission for Teacher Education and other related matters, 2018 (S.B. 561), sponsored by Sen. Barau Jibrin (Kano North). The Bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in four weeks.  
e) A Bill for an Act to repeal the Advertising Practitioner’s (Registration, etc.) Act and enact the Advertising Practitioner’s (Registration, Licensing, etc.) to provide for the establishment of a Council for Advertising Practitioners and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (S.B. 463), sponsored by Sen. Umar I. Kurfi (Katsina Central). The legislation has been referred to the Senate Committee on Information to report back in four weeks.


  • 2018-12-06 03:02:14