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Senate passes bill to establish NASS Library Trust Fund, Others

Senate passes bill to establish NASS Library Trust Fund, Others


By Rotimi Adewuyi

OrderPaperToday –
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed a bill for concurrence seeking to establish the National Assembly Library Trust Fund. 

The Upper Chamber also passed for concurrence three other bills namely, Nigerian Council for Management Development Bill, 2022; Animal Health and Husbandry Technologists Registration Board (Establishment) Bill, 2022; and Federal Medical Centre Billiri, Gombe State (Establishment) Bill, 2022.

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North) sponsored the four bills.

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In his presentation, Senator Abdullahi said the National Assembly Library Trust Fund when established would facilitate research and the provision of library capacity to Legislatures and staff of the National Assembly. 

Similarly, a total of three bills scaled second reading on Tuesday. 

The bills are those seeking to establish the Chartered Institute of Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of Nigeria; the Federal University of Medical Sciences, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State; and the Sickle Cell Disease Research and Treatment Centre.

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The Chartered Institute of Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of Nigeria Bill was sponsored by Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (APC, Ogun West).

If established the (CIMBBN) will regulate the practice of mortgage banking, mortgage brokerage, and the activities of its practitioners in Nigeria.

Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East) sponsored the Federal University of Medical Sciences, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State (Establishment) Bill; while Senator Akon Etim Eyakenyi (PDP, Akwa-Ibom South) sponsored the Sickle Cell Disease Research and Treatment Centre Bill.

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The bills after consideration were referred to the Committees on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions; Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Health (Secondary and Tertiary). 

The Committees were all given four weeks to report back to the chamber in plenary.

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