Monday, September 28THE LEGISLATURE

8th Senate Passes 274 Bills into Law, Resolves 192 Petitions – Saraki

The 8th Senate of Federal Republic Senate has passsed 274 bills into law and treated 192 petitions in 46 months.

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki made this known on Monday, during the ongoing orientation programme for members-elect of the 9th National Assembly.

He said: “We have passed 274 Bills in 46 months, and cleared 192 Petitions in the same period.

According to him, “There were major milestones in the area of the economy, with the passing of landmark legislation such as the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which is undoubtedly the most comprehensive review of business laws in this country in 30 years.

“Other gamechanger laws include Bankruptcy and Insolvency (Repeal and Reenactment) Act and the Credit Reporting Act.

“To support the anti-corruption drive, we passed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Bill (NFIU), as a direct result of which Nigeria was readmitted into the Egmont Group.”

“We successfully amended the Constitution, and this made progressive changes possible, such as the Not Too Young To Run law. Additionally, we saw to the implementation of the 1% budgetary provision for primary healthcare, to make for a stronger Nigeria,” he said.

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