The Senate yesterday issued a marching order for the expeditious implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
Its President, Ahmad Lawan, in a welcoming address to lawmakers after returning from their annual summer recess, dismissed the Senate Committees for Petroleum Downstream, Petroleum Upstream and Gas to take on oversight work in this regard.
He stated that the resolution should ensure that Nigerians reap the benefits of the legislation as soon as possible. .
Lawal reiterated the determination of the Supreme Legislative Chamber to review the 1999 Constitution and swiftly pass the 2010 Electoral Amendment Act.
The Yobe-born politician pledged to to work closely with all stakeholders to harmonize issues that could strengthen Nigeria as a more united and stronger federation.
Lawal said he and his colleagues would leave a country where unity, faith, peace and Progress.
He pointed out that the National Assembly “prides itself on being an important factor”. To reverse the economic fate of the country. ”
In order to control the proliferation of weapons and regulate the import and export of explosives, President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted two bills to the Red Chamber.
The transmission was accompanied by two separate letters dated August 26 and 27, entitled Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021 and Explosives Bill 2021.
The correspondence was read in plenary by the Senate President.
In another development, the Forum of Democrats of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP-GF) mandated both chambers of the National Assembly to “save Nigeria’s democracy by ensuring that the desired changes are made to the credibility of the nation to ensure”. Electoral system. ”
When legislators began work on the final stages of the bill, governors issued a statement calling on them to rise above partisan politics to pass the amendment to electronic transmission of elections to enable results.
Tagged ‘Electronic broadcast: PDP Governors Forum Tasks National Assembly Conference Committee to Save Nigeria’s Democracy – Calls on NASS to Be Guided by Patriotism and National Interest’ and signed by the Chairman of the Forum and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwual in Abuja, the statement urged lawmakers to immediately set up a conference committee to harmonize the various versions of the bill passed by the two chambers.
The governors warned that any further delay in the passage and approval of the bill would be the downfall for di e mean parliamentary elections in 2023.
ALSO yesterday, YIAGA Africa warned that the country could risk losing significant miles in its pursuit of national unity and democratic consolidation if a new electoral framework is not completed before the general election is being tested.
His program director, Cynthia Mbamalu, who warned the y in Abuja, just said a comprehensive electoral law that could address some of the challenges in the electoral process and increase citizens’ confidence in Nigeria’s democracy.