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Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yussuff Lasun Presiding.
After leading the opening prayer, the Deputy Speaker went on to examine and approve Plenary Votes and Proceedings for Thursday, January 17, 2019.
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ANNOUNCEMENT
Defection:
1. Hon. Tarkighir Dickson From PDP back to APC
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PRESENTATION OF REPORTS
1.​ Report of Conference Committee:
Hon. Patrick Asadu:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Conference Committee on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the National Inland Waterways Autihority Act, Cap. N47, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and to Enact the Nigerian Inland Waterways Bill, Establish the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority to Provide for the Management, Regulation and Development of the Nigerian Inland Waterways and to Promote Private Sector participation in the development of Inland Waterways in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB.1554) (Referred:8/11/2018).
2. Committee on Commerce:
Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Commerce on a Bill for an Act to Establish the Chartered Institute of Auctioneers to Provide for the Control of its Membership and to Promote the Practice of Auctioneers in Nigeria; and for Matters Connected Therewith (HB.599) (Referred:23/3/2017).
3. ​Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission:
Hon. Yunusa Abubakar:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Federal Road Safety Commission (Establishment) Act, 2007 and Enact a Bill For an Act to Establish the Nigeria Road Safety Commission with Responsibility for Traffic Management, Prevention and Minimization of Road Traffic Crashes, the Supervision of users of such roads, the Regulation of Traffic thereon, Clearing of Obstructions on any part of the roads, the Education of Drivers, Motorists and Other members of the general public on the Proper use of the Roads; and for Related Matters (Referred:5/6/2018).
4.​ Committee on Public Petitions:
​Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta:
​Petition by Magana-Pax Law Partners:
​“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Magana-Pax Law Partners against the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on the victimization, unfair treatment and breach of Public Service Rules in its dealing with Mr. IK Joy-Uzor (Referred: 22/2/2018)
Laying of fourth Report stepped down by leave of the House
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ORDERS OF THE DAY
BILLS
1. ​A Bill for an Act to Amend the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 to Prohibit and Criminalize Estimated Billing by Electricity Distribution Companies and Provide for Compulsory Installation of Pre-Paid Meters to all Power Consumers in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 1384) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila Acting as Leader Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Ibrahim Sadiq. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
2.​ A Bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of Federal University of Education, Kano; and for Related Matters (HB.1538) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila Acting as Leader Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Ibrahim Sadiq. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
3.​ A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Sale of Goods Act and Enact Sale of Goods Bill to Provide for Regulation of Sale of Goods in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 371) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila Acting as Leader Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Ibrahim Sadiq. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
4.​ A Bill for an Act to the Establish Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis Research (NITOR) to be Charged with Responsibilities for Conducting Research in Onchocerciasis in Addition to its Current Responsibilities; and for Related Matters (HB. 665) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila Acting as Leader Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Ibrahim Sadiq. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
5.​ A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Prisons Act, Cap. P29, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Enact the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill to Provide for the Administration of Prisons and Non-Custodial Measures in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HBs. 487, 516 and 517) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila Acting as Leader Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Ibrahim Sadiq. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
6.​ A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004 and Enact the Companies and Allied Matters Bill to provide for the incorporation of Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Registration of Business Names together with Incorporation of Trustees of certain Communities, Bodies,  Associations; and for Related Matters (HB.1576) – Third Reading.
Debate
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Moved the Motion for the Third Reading of the Bill and it was Seconded by Hon. Baballe Nasiru Ila. The Bill was Voted on, Passed for Third Reading, the Clerk read the Long Title and it was Passed.
7. ​A Bill for Act to Authorize the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, the total sum of N8,826,636,578,915 (Eight Trillion, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Six Billion, Six Hundred and Thirty-Six Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifteen Naira) only, of which N492,360,342,965 (Four Hundred and Ninety-Two Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty Million, Three Hundred and Forty-Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira) only, is for Statutory Transfers, N2,264,014,113,092 (Two Trillion, Two Hundred and Sixty-Four Billion, Fourteen Million, One Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Ninety-Two Naira) only, is for Debt Service, N4,038,557,664,767 (Four Trillion, Thirty-Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Fifty-Seven Million, Six Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty-Seven Naira) only, is for Recurrent (Non-Debt) Expenditure while the sum of N2,031,704,458,092 (Two Trillion, Thirty-One Billion, Seven Hundred and Four Million, Four Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand, Ninety-Two Naira) only, is for contribution to the’ Development Fund for Capital Expenditure for the year ending on the 31 December, 2019 (Leader) (First Allotted Day – Second Reading.
Debate
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila craved the indulgence of the House to step down the commencement of the debate on the Appropriation Bill till Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 so that Members can thoroughly go through the fine details of the all important Bill and make informed contributions during the debate. To this, the Commencement of the debate was then Stepped down by leave of the House.
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