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Reps break record, present 130 bills in one day


Speaker House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara raising the Gavel after his election during the the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

Speaker House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

The House of Representatives on Thursday stunned National Assembly monitors when the chamber presented a total of 130 bills at a single session presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Some of the 130 bills include Corporate manslaughter bill, Medical and Dental Practitioners Act (amendment) bill, Psychiatric Hospitals Management Board Act (amendment) bill, Peoples Bank of Nigeria (repeal) bill, Marketing (breast milk substitute) Act (amendment) bill, National Mathematical Centre Act (amendment) bill, National Eye Centre Act (amendment) bill, Inland Fisheries Act (amendment) bill. Public private partnership Regulatory Commission bill and Food Drugs and Related Products (registration Act (amendment) bill.

Others are Loans (State Development Act (Repeal) bill, Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration Act (amendment) bill, National Programme on Immunisation Act (Repeal) bill, Pre-Shipment Inspection of Exports Act (amendment) bill, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Act (amendment), bill, Casino Taxation Act (amendment) bill, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Act (amendment) bill, extradition Act (amendment) bill, Treaty to establish the African Union (Ratification and Enforcement) bill and Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Pesticide in International Trade (Ratification and Enforcement Act (amendment) bill.

It was learnt that no chamber in either Senate, the House or any state House of Assembly in the country has ever presented such number of bills at a single plenary.

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