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.

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Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank. Also, his writing on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.

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