Senate rescinds decision on eight bills, approves Tinubu’s request for 20 Special Advisers
The Nigerian Senate in plenary session on Tuesday rescinded its decision on eight bills which it had earlier passed to start another process of re-consideration and passage.
The Nigerian Senate also approved the request of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR on the appointment of 20 Special Advisers.
After the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan led the Principal Officers into the Chamber, took the official prayers and began the day’s proceedings at 11:09 am, the Senate dissolved into Committee of the Whole to consider the eight reports.
The eight bills are the National Examination Council (NECO) Bill, 2023; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (Amendment) Act, 2023; Physically Challenged (Empowerment) Act, 2023 and the Chartered Institute of Digital Forensics of Nigeria Bill, 2023.
The others are Federal College of Education (Technical), Ako, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State Bill, 2023; Control of Small Arms and Light Weight Weapons Bill, 2023; National Assembly Library Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2023; and Federal College of Education (Technical) Aghoro, Bayelsa State Bill, 2023.
Senator Sandy Onuh thereafter moved for the adoption of the Votes and Proceedings while Senator Nora Ladi Daduut seconded. The Votes and Proceedings were approved.
The Senate President, Lawan proceeded to read a letter from President Tinubu on the appointment of 20 Special Advisers.
The Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir moved that the Senate does consider the request of Tinubu for the approval of the Senate to appoint 20 Special Advisers.
The Senate Minority Leader seconded after which the request of President Tinubu was approved.