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SENATE PASSES LABOUR TRANSPORTATION, SEVEN CONCURRENCE BILLS INTO LAW




In a bid to protect the rights of the Nigerian Workers, safeguard their dignity and ensure better and improved welfare as well as good working condition, the Senate on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 received and considered the Report of “Labour Transportation Bill, 2019 (S.B. 25)”sponsored by Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East), and passed same into law.
The passage of the Bill into law was sequel to the presentation of the Bill’s Report before the Chamber for consideration by the Senate Committee on Land Transport led by Sen. Ashafa. The Chamber resolved into the Committee of the Whole where clauses 1 – 7, explanatory memorandum of understanding, short and long titles of the Bill were approved as recommended or amended. Thereafter, it read the Third Time and Passed.

Similarly, Seven Concurrence Bills were debated and passed for Second Reading with six of them accordingly referred to the Committee of the Whole where their clauses, explanatory memorandum of understanding, short and long titles were approved as recommended or amended. Afterwards, they were read the Third Time and Passed. They include:
1) Chartered Institute of Auctioneers of Nigeria Bill, 2019 (H.B. 599), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
2) National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2019 (H.B. 1030), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
3) Council for Registration of Travel and Tour Management Companies of Nigeria (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2019 (H.B. 1321), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
4) Dieticians Council of Nigeria (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2019 (H.B.547), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
5) Architects (Registration, etc.) CAP A19 LFN 2004 Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (H.B. 254), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
6) Interpretation Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (H.B. 137), sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North).
While, the Seventh Bill titled “Electric Power Sector Reform Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (H.B. 1384)”, sponsored by the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North) only scaled through Second Reading and was referred to the Senate Committee on Power for further legislative inputs, to report in one week.

Meanwhile, the request of President Muhammadu Buhari on the Renewal of the Appointment of Godwin I. Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been referred to the Senate Committee on Banking and other Financial Institutions to report back in a week.


  • 2019-05-15 00:18:49