Senate in Session (03/10/2019)



Thursday, October 3, 2019

Senate President Presiding

Prayer/Commencement: 10:24am

Votes and Proceedings of Thursday, October 3, 2019 – approved (Moved by Sen. Isah Jubrin and Seconded by Sen. Binos Yaroe)

Point of Order

  1. Betty Apiafi invoked order 42 and 52 to present a motion on Sea Pirate attack on Port- Harcourt Waterways.

Motion was approved for presentation and taken.

The Senate resolved to:

  1. Mandate the Committee on Works to make sure adequate provisions is made in the budget.
  2. Mandate the relevant security agencies to ensure that there is adequate security presence in the Port-Harcourt Bony waterways


  1. Federal Polytechnic Kabo (Est, etc) Bill, 2019 (SB.09) – First Reading

Sen. Barau, I Jibrin

First Reading taken

  1. Deep offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract CAP D3 LFN 2004 Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 21) – First Reading

Sen. Akpan, Albert Bassey & Sen. Ubah, Ifeanyi Patrick

First Reading taken

  1. City University of Technology Auchi (Est, etc) Bill, 2019 (SB. 22) – First Reading

Sen. Alikikhena, Francis Asekhame

First Reading taken

  1. Flag and Coat of Arms Act CAP F30 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 23) – First Reading

Sen. Mustapha, Olalekan Ramoni

First Reading taken

  1. Federal University Wukari (Est. etc) Bill, 2019 (SB. 24) – First Reading

Sen. Bwacha, Emmanuel.

First Reading taken


  1. Report of the Committee on Finance and Planning 2020-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy paper (FSP).

Sen. Adeola, Solomon Olalilekan and Sen. Adetunmbi, Olubunmi Ayodeji.

  • That the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Finance and Planning 2020-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy paper (FSP) in accordance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.

The report was adopted



  1. Confirmation of Appointment of Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu as Executive Commissioner of NCC.

Sen. Abdulahi, Yahaya Abubakar.

The executive communication was considered and refereed to the Committee on Communications to report back in two weeks.


  1. The Menace of Street begging and need to rehabilitate street beggars.

Sponsor: Sen. Sankara d. Abudulahi.

The Senate resolved to:

  1. Call on Federal Government to formulate policy that would integrate Almajiris into the educational system thereby discouraging them from being used for street begging; and
  2. Call on the Federal and State Government to set up vocational training Centres to provide beggars with alternative means of livelihood thereby making them useful to the society.

Additional Prayer

  • Urge the FCT minister to clear the streets of beggars.

All Prayers were adopted as recommended

Other motions were stepped down to another legislative day

Letter from Mr President requesting for a joint session to present the 2020 budget was read.

The Senate adjourned at 1:52pm to resume on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00am prompt

Report by: LAWAL O.K 

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