OrderPaperToday- The Senate has been forced to refer the Disability Bill back to the Conference Committee that worked on it previously.
Recall that the Bill, which has been in the works for years, was eventually passed by the National Assembly in March, 2018. The bill was then transmitted to the Clerk of the National Assembly for further legislation action in preparation for presidential assent.
Speaking today, the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan explained the rationale for recommitting the bill to the Conference Committee.
According to Lawan: “The Directorate of Legal Services scrutinised the Bill in line with its mandate and raised fundamental issues that needed to be addressed, before the bill could be transmitted for presidential assent.”
Following the resolution of the Senate to recommit the Bill to the Conference Committee, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, expressed his disappointment with the Directorate of Legal Services.
Saraki wondered why the Directorate took so long to make their input on the bill, forcing the red chamber to re-work it when it should have been on its way to the presidency for assent.