House Of Reps Passed 120 Bills In Just Six Months – Speaker 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, has commended the achievements of the 10th House during the first six months following its inauguration on June 13, 2003.

House Of RepsSpeaking at the vacation session/plenary on Saturday on the floor of the Green Chamber, Abbas commended his colleagues for availing Nigerians their expertise, experience and energy in the past six months.

“Our legislative outputs in the last six months are remarkable. The House received and considered 962 bills, five 500 motions, and 153 petitions.

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“Of these numbers, 120 bills have passed the second reading stage. They are currently undergoing further review and refinement to address some of the concerns raised during the debates,” he said.

He further noted that another 120 bills have been referred to committees for in-depth analysis, adding “We have also successfully passed many other bills, which have been transmitted to the Senate for concurrence.

“Notable among these bills are the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023, the Federal Audit Service Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023, 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Oath Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2023.

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“Other critical bills passed by the House include the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill, 2023, Federal Fire and Rescue Service Bill, 2023, Administration of Criminal Justice Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2023, Niger Delta Development Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023, Nigerian Medical Research Council (Establishment) Bill, 2023, Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, 2023 and more recently, the South East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2023.

“The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill 2023 that we passed was assented to by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 23rd November, 2023. It repealed the 1964 legislation and replaced it with a more contemporary legislation that empowers the Defence Corporation to manufacture, store and dispose of ordinance.

“All these bills are intended to provide immediate relief and long-term solutions to the challenges that have plagued our society. Through these bills, we aim to empower our citizens, enhance social justice, promote economic growth, and promote peace and security.”

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