NASS AGENDA: Top Bills and Motions before House of Reps this week

David OputahFebruary 13, 20243 min

Among the several Bills and Motions to be presented at the House this week, here are some considered to have far-reaching effects.

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The House of Representatives stands at the forefront of shaping policies that resonate with the aspirations and concerns of the populace. Each week, the hallowed halls of this esteemed institution witness a flurry of activity as lawmakers deliberate, debate, and decide on bills and motions that have far-reaching implications for the country.

In this dynamic landscape of governance, staying informed about the prevailing legislative agenda is paramount for citizens and stakeholders alike. From pivotal bills addressing socio-economic challenges to motions shaping the contours of public discourse, the House of Representatives serves as a crucible where ideas are forged into actionable laws.

In this article, we delve into the key bills and motions under consideration before the House of Representatives this week. By shedding light on the issues at hand and the legislative initiatives poised for deliberation, we aim to provide insight into the pulse of the nation’s legislative machinery and the pivotal decisions that shape our collective future.

Top bills and motions:

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Bills:

  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 to Increase Penalty for the Offence of Female Genital Mutilation under Act and for Related Matters (HB. 897) – Second Reading.
  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Niger Delta Development Commission Act, Cap. N86 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Provide for Inclusion of Anambra State as an Oil Producing State and for Related Matters (HB. 154) – Second Reading.
  • A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigeria Shippers’ Council Act, Cap. N133, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Enact Nigeria Shipping and Port Economic Regulatory Agency and for Related Matters (HB.1038) – Second Reading.
  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Professional Bodies (Special Provision) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to include Nigerians and 3% charges from all Fees paid to Professionals listed in this Act by Public and Corporate organizations and Remit same to the Professional Bodies Association and for Related Matters (HB.322) – Second Reading.

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Motions:

  • Need to Investigate the Regulatory Implementation and Compliance of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.
  • Need for Drastic Action against Health Facilities Refusing Treatment of Accident or Gunshot Patients without Police Reports.
  • Need to Compel Oil and Gas Companies to End Gas Flaring and Convert Same to Electricity and Quality Cottage Hospital to Host Communities in Eleme, Tai Oyibo.
  • Urgent Need to Ban the Use and Distribution of Styrofoam and Single-Use Plastic Across the Country:
  • Need to Review the 2024 Hajj Fare.
  • Investigation of alleged Non–remittance and Under–Remittance of Tax by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of Government.

Beyond the highlighted bills and motions, the legislative agenda of the House will feature discussions on a range of other pressing matters. It is essential to keep a close eye on the proceedings to understand the comprehensive picture of legislative priorities and actions.

Citizens, civil society, and stakeholders should remain engaged in the legislative process as the decisions made in the hallowed halls of the assembly have far-reaching consequences, shaping the present and future of the nation.

David Oputah

Oputah David M is a Bloomberg-trained Journalist with a diversified experience in online journalism and newsroom management. He is a 2023 MTN Media Innovation fellow!

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