House of Reps: Top Bills and Motions for the week

David OputahFebruary 27, 20245 min

OrderPaper presents the top bills and motions that are scheduled for discussion on the floor of the House of Representatives this week.

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Shaping policies that define our collective future is a task judiciously handled by the House of Representatives. With each passing week, lawmakers embark on a journey of deliberation, collaboration, and decision-making aimed at addressing the most pressing issues facing our society.

Join us as we delve into the heart of the legislative agenda, exploring the top bills and motions that command the attention of the House this week.

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Bills (Second Reading):

  • A Bill for an Act to Alter Paragraph 2 of Section 231 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 199 (as amended) to Provide Timeframe for the appointment of Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and for Related Matters (HB.907).
  • A Bill for an Act to Establish Chartered Institute of Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of Nigeria (CIMBBN) to Regulate the Practice of Mortgage Banking and Mortgage Brokerage in Nigeria and its Practitioners and for Related Matters (HB.899).
  • A Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 by changing the System of simple Majority of electing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and State Governors where there are more than two candidates to ensure the winner scores more than half of the total votes cast and for Related Matters.
  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Banks and Others Financial Institution Act, Cap. B3, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to mandate Banks and Other Financial Institutions in Nigeria to State in writing, all charges and fees accruing to any transaction in the Bank and for Related Matters.
  • 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.

Bills (Committee of Whole)

  • A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Area Courts (Repeal and Enactment) Act, 2010 and Enact the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Area Courts Bill to, among other things, Expand the Jurisdiction of the Area Courts to Entertain Both Civil and Criminal and for Related Matters.
  • A Bill for an Act to Establish the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund (NYSCTF) for the Purpose of Providing Sustainable Source of Funds for NYSC, Skill Acquisition Training and Empowerment of Corps Members, Training and Retraining of the Personnel of the NYSC, Development of Camps and NYSC Formations and Facilities therein and for Related Matters.
  • A Bill for an Act to Provide for Coordinating and Conduct of the Practice of Broadcasting Profession in Nigeria and for Related Matters.
  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, Cap E Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to enhance effective Collaboration with relevant Law Enforcement Agencies and for Related Matters.
  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, Cap No.5 Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to clearly define the scope of Powers of the Chairman of the Commission; to Revoke Order or Notice under the Act; to avoid Arbitrariness and Ensure Effective Collaboration between the Commission and Other Agencies.

Motions:

  • Need to Investigate Breach of Community Social Responsibility, Degradation of the Natural ECO System and Environment of Irri Kingdom of Isoko South LGA of Delta State and the Violation of the Petroleum Industry Act by Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited.
  • Need to Streamline Inspection Activities in Nigeria Ports for Effective and Timely Export of Agricultural Produce.
  • Need for the Federal Government to Develop a Robust Policy Response to the Country’s Rising Food Price Inflation.
  • Need to Investigate the Compliance of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act, 2018.
  • Need to Adopt Home Grown Technological Solution and Incorporate Domestic Technology Service Providers Agencies in Fighting Insecurity in Nigeria.
  • Need to Review the Digitalization Program in the Nigerian Broadcasting Industry.
  • Need to Investigate loans disbursed to Licensed Electricity Distribution Companies by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the National Mass Metering Program.

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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