OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives on Wednesday committed major bills that were rejected by Mr. President in the 8th assembly to Committee of the Whole for reconsideration.
The bills which are:
Nigerian Institute of Agriculturist Bill, 2019 (HB. 104);
Donkey Export and Killings (Prohibition) Bill, 2019(HB. 108);
Federal College of Education (Special) Birnin Kudu (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB. 169);
Federal Polytechnic, Kwale, (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (296);
National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB. 351);
Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria Bill, 2019 (HB. 353).
Moving the motion, Mr. Ababakar Hassan Fulata submitted that “in pursuant to Order Twelve (12), Rule 16 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives, Bills passed by the preceding Assembly and forwarded to the Senate for concurrence for which no concurrence was made or negatived or passed by the Senate and forwarded to the House for which no concurrence was made or negatived or which was passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to the President for assent but for which assent or withholding thereof was not communicated before the end of the tenure of the Assembly, the House may resolve that such Bills, upon being re-gazetted or clean copies circulated, be re-considered in the Committee of the Whole without being commenced de-novo”.
He also noted that the aforementioned bills were passed by the preceding assembly and forwarded to the President for assent but for which assent or withholding thereof was not communicated before the end of the tenure of the last Assembly.
Fuluta informed that the bills were re-gazetted as HBs.104, 108, 169, 296, 351and 353 respectively and read the first time.
The motion was unanimously passed through a voice vote and committed to committee of the Whole.