Senate in Session


Thursday, 13 February 2020

President of the Senate Presiding

Prayer/Commencement: 10:35am

Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, February 13, 2020 – approved (Moved by Sen. Lola Ashiru and Seconded by Sen. Michael Nnachi)

Points of Order:

  1. Kashim Shettima

Order 42 & 52

Sen. Kashim Shettima sought for and was granted the leave of the Senate to move a motion on Boko-Haram attacks in Borno State

The Senate resolved to:

  1. Condemn in strong terms the dastardly acts perpetrated by these insurgents;
  2. Observe a minute silence in honour of the victims of the attacks;
  3. Ask the Federal government to begin a process of rehabilitating the affected communities through the North- East Development Commission;
  4. Urge the Military Authorities to establish a base in Auno to intensify their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and instruct the Defence Headquarters to set up a panel to investigate what transpired at Auno and find measures to forestall future occurrence;
  5. Urge the Federal Government through NEMA and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to send relief materials to families of those affected by the attack; and

Additional Prayer:

vi. Urge the Military and all relevant security agencies involved in the fight against Boko-Haram to reengineer and or rejig their approach towards fighting insurgency in the North-East and other parts of Nigeria.

All Prayers were adopted as amended.


  1. Federal College of Education Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti State (Est etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 269) -First Reading

Sen. Olujimi, Biodun

First Reading taken

  1. Federal College of Education (Technical) Michika, Adamawa State (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 312) -First Reading

Sen. Ishaku, Elisha Cliff

First Reading taken

  1. Institute of Information and Communication Technology Billiri, Gombe State (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 313) -First Reading

Sen. Amos, Bulus Kilawangs

First Reading taken

  1. Prohibition of Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher Diplomas Bill, 2020 (SB. 297) -First Reading

Sen. Akinyelure, Patrick Ayo

First Reading taken

  1. Federal Medical Centre Kaura namoda (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 314) -First Reading

Sen. Alhaji, Ya;u Sahabi

First Reading taken



  1. The need to mainstream the National Parks Service into Nigeria security architecture

Sen. Umar, Sadiq Suleiman

The Senate resolved to:

  1. Mainstream the National Park Service into the National Security architecture in line with the resolution of the 12th National Council on Environment (FMENV/[email protected]/NCE/FED/IG?123);
  2. Give special training in firearms and ballistics as well as surveillance & intelligence information gathering to Park Rangers;
  3. Conclude the tripartite consultation (Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Interior) on the presidential intervention; and
  4. Involve other Security Agencies in park protection and surveillance; and

Additional Prayer:

v.  Involve the Host Communities in Park and surveillance through development intervention and livelihood support

All Prayers were adopted as amended


  1. A Bill for an Act to repeal the Police Act Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and to enact the Nigeria Police Bill, 2019 to provide for the framework for the police service and ensure cooperation and partnership between the police and communities in maintaining peace and combating crime; and die related matters, 2020 (SB. 181) Jika Halliru.

Lead debate by Sen. Jika Halliru.

Second Reading taken and referred to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs; to report back in four weeks

All other items on the Order Paper were stood down to the next legislative day


The Senate adjourned at 12:41 pm to resume on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 10:00 am prompt

Lawal, O. K
Head Press Relations (SSAP) NASSS- SENATE