123 Bills Passed in Four Years As Seventh Senate Ends


The seventh Senate ended on Thursday with a valedictory session and an indefinite adjournment. It also emerged that the red chamber passed 123 bills during its four-year lifespan, including the 46 it passed in 10 minutes yesterday.



    According to the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, the 123 bills were passed from the 591 bills introduced, while the rest are still going through different legislative processes. He also said 115 motions were considered.

    He, however, regretted the inability of the Senate to finish the process of amending the Constitution, something he blamed on the legal tussle masterminded by the Executive.

    “However, as much as we tried to bequeath an acceptable constitution, we found ourselves in a legal quagmire induced by the executive, the entire process, efforts and resources needlessly dissipated,” Ndoma-Egba said.

    Some of the important bills passed, according to Ndoma-Egba, included Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, Occupational Safety and Health Bill, Pensions Reform Act amendment, etc.


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