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Dogara Receives 72 Bills, Assures of speedy passage

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The
Committee on Review of Existing Laws and Law Reform set up by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to review
obsolete laws and review the nation’s statutes has presented another Set
of 72 bills to the Speaker for passage into law.

The
team was led by the Director General of National Institute of
Legislative Studies, Dr Ladi Hamalai, to submit the report, which is of
the final phase of the committee’s work, at the National Assembly. 
Submitting
the report, Dr Hamalai said, “the committee considered over 100
legislation, out of which seventy-two bills were drafted. The drafted
bills consist of repeals, amendments, consolidations and new bills. Key
legislation reviewed and bills drafted include but not limited to: 
 
(a)The Electoral Act 
(b) Federal Universities establishment laws
(c) The Electric Power Sector Reform Act
(d) The Legal Education (Consolidation,etc) Act 
(e) The Companies and Allied Matters Act
(f) The Evidence Act and 
(g) The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
Receiving
the report, the Speaker assured the committee that the House of
Representatives will give the bills expeditious passage, while
commending them for their selfless contribution to the strengthening of
the laws of Nigeria.
The
committee had in the last 18 months submitted about 300 bills some of
which have since been passed into law and assented to by the President.

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