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Concurrence: Senate passes Forensic and Fraud Examiners Bill, 3 others

Concurrence: Senate passes Forensic and Fraud Examiners Bill, 3 others

OrderPaperToday – Nigeria’s Upper Legislative House has passed the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Fraud Examiners of Nigeria Bill and three others for concurrence.

The bills which were passed moments before the Senate adjourned Tuesday’s plenary, were sponsored by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi North). 

In his lead debate on the bills, Senator Abdullahi recalled that the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Fraud Examiners of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2022 (HB. 1220) was read for the first time on Wednesday, 1st December 2021.

According to him, the “Bill seeks to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria to provide for the control of its membership and promote the practice of Forensic and Fraud Examinations in Nigeria.”

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Other bills include the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2022; National Orientation Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2022; and Nigerian Institute of Chartered Foresters Bill, 2021. 

The Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2022 (HB. 14) was read the first time on Thursday, 30th January 2020. 

“This Bill seeks to repeal the Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act and re-enact the Nigerian Law Reform Act, 2019 in order to facilitate the effective implementation of the Commission’s Law Reform proposals and enhance its operational performance.

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The National Orientation Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (HB. 12) was read the first time on Thursday, 30th January, 2020. 

“This Bill seeks to amend the National Orientation Agency Act, N100, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LEN), 2004 to provide for an operational framework for the Global Initiative for Harmony Corps to among other things, Promote Inter-Ethnic Integration, Mediation, Peace-Building, Mutual understanding, Patriotism, for peaceful Co-existence and for Related Matters.

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Nigerian Institute of Chartered Foresters Bill, 2022 (HB. 801) was read the first time on Tuesday, 7th December 2021. 

 “This Bill seeks to establish the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Foresters to provide for the control of Its membership and promote the practice of Chartered Foresters.”

 “Mr. President, my respected Colleagues, these bills were passed by both chambers of the 8th National Assembly. They are straightforward and have again gone through the necessary legislative process in the House of Representatives,” the Kebbi lawmaker added.

The four bills for concurrence were passed after a Clause-by-Clause consideration by the Committee of the Whole.

Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is an ace political analyst and content editor with major interest in Nigerian Politics and Governance
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