Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
After wasting the first year of its inauguration on irrelevancies, the House of Representatives, Wednesday, rushed 100 bills through the mandatory first reading.
Some of the bills that passed first reading are Elder Person (Protection Bill); National Commission for Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Migrants; National Gas Resources Development Agency Bill and Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provision) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Others include the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (Enforcement of Awards) Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2016; Statutory Corporation Pensionable Officers (Retiring Age Limit); Treaties (Making Procedures) Act Amendment Bill and National Gas Resources Development Agency Bill.
Also, three bills scaled through third reading on the floor of the House of Representatives.
By this, the three bills now await concurrence by the Senate.
They are bill for an Act to Make Provision for Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots and other related matters; Bill for an Act to provide for Corporate Manslaughter to Make Corporate Organizations Criminally Liable for Death of Employees arising from their Acts of Omission and other related matters and a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Railway Loan (International Bank) Act laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and for other connected matters.