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Senate Passes Re-Drafted PIGB, Electoral Act, Others

In its determination to reform the nation’s political process, as well as the operations of the petroleum industry, the Senate Wednesday, passed a re-drafted version of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Petroleum Industry Governance) Bill, 2019, and five other Bills to which President Muhammadu Buhari earlier declined assent.

 

The Senate today also, passed the National Health Insurance Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill. Other redrafted Bills passed today are: The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Bill, 2019; the National Research and Innovation Council Bill, 2019; the Stamp Duties Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the National Agricultural Seed Council Bill, 2019; and the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

 

Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that the passed Bills, will now be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before it is re-transmitted to the President for his assent.

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