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NSCDC Act Amendment, Pension Reform | 6 bills that scaled second reading at the Senate


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The Nigerian Senate considered a number of motions and bills during its plenary on Wednesday. Below are a list of six bills that scaled second reading, as well as their sponsors:

The bills which include: A bill to establish the Federal University of Transportation, Daura; and a bill to amend the Companies and Allied Matters Act to strengthen Non- Governmental Organisations in Nigeria.

Others are a bill to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences Egbe, Kogi State; a bill to establish the Federal Medical Centre Ijebu Ode; and a bill to amend the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Act 2010 to make for the mode of appointment of the Commandant-General of the Corps.

They were sponsored by Senators Abdulfatai Buhari (APC, Oyo North), Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi West), Olalekan Mustapha (APC, Ogun East) and George Thompson Sekibo (PDP, Rivers East), respectively. 

Sponsored by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko(APC, Sokoto North), the ‘Pension Reform Act 2014 (Amendment), 2022;’ also formed part of the bills that scaled second reading.

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The bill to establish the Federal University of Transport was referred by the Senate President to the Joint Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Land Transport for further work.

On the other hand, the bills to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences Egbe, and Federal Medical Centre Ijebu Ode, were also referred to the Joint Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; as well that of Health (Secondary and Tertiary).

Lawan referred the bill to amend the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Act to the Committee on Interior for further legislative inputs, and that on the amendment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act to the Joint Committee on Trade and Investment; and Diaspora.

 All the Committees were given four weeks to report back. 

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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