8th Senate: Most Bills Passed, Most Petitions Treated In One Assembly

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The 8th Senate has already passed 128 bills in 26 months. ‘’This is weighed against the 5th Senate that passed 129 bills in four years; the 6th Senate that passed 72 bills in four years and the 7th Senate that passed 128 bills in four years. “When it comes to public petitions, in just 26 months, again, we have cleared 82 petitions. This is juxtaposed against the 6th and 7th Senate that cleared only six petitions in four years.

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GOVERNANCE BILL

This Senate broke the 18 year Petroleum Industry Governance Bill’s jinx in two years.

ELECTORAL REFORM BILL

This is also the same chamber that passed a comprehensive Electoral Reform Bill within 18 months of its inauguration.

CONSTITUTION REVIEW

The 8th Senate finished the constitution review process a full two years before the next election cycle;

7 ECONOMIC BILLS

we have also passed seven economic priority bills that will create more opportunities for private sector participation in our economy, and put millions of Nigerians back to work. “

MADE IN NIGERIA AMENDMENT

Additionally, let’s not forget the ‘Made in Nigeria’ amendment that we passed with our review of the Public Procurement Act. This amendment will create a myriad of opportunities for Nigerian-owned businesses, by ensuring that they get first-option priority in the government’s procurement process.

4 ANTI CORRUPTION BILLS

Moving forward, although we have already passed four anti-corruption bills to strengthen our nation’s capacity to fight graft, we are still committed to passing as many laws as we need to cut and curb corruption in Nigerian.

Excerpt from Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi interview with Vanguard

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