NASS to pass supplementary budget in two weeks

The 2021 supplementary budget of 895.8 billion naira transmitted by the executive to the National assembly will be passed two weeks from now.

Also to be passed within the same period are the petroleum industry bill and the electoral act amendment bill.
The Speaker house of Representatives Femi gbajabiamila after reading the presidential communication seeking the approval of the supplementary appropriation assured Nigerians that the three key legislations will be passed before the legislators commence the annual summer break.

The Senate also passed the Proceeds of Crime Bill for second reading.

The Bill titled A Bill for an Act to provide for a comprehensive legal and institutional framework for the recovery and management of proceeds of crime or benefits derived from unlawful activities, harmonize and consolidate the legal provisions on the recovery of proceeds of crime and related matters, 2021 was sponsored by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi from Kebbi North

Abudullahi in his lead debate noted that the country has been striving to put in place an appropriate Proceeds of Crime legislation since 2007.
Senators in their contributions supported the Bill and approved that it be read a second time when it was put to voice vote by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, at plenary.

Lawan thereafter referred the Bill to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters for further legislative work and to report back in two weeks.

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