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Tuesday, March 05, 2020

President of the Senate Presiding

Prayer/Commencement: 10:43am

Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – approved (Moved by Sen. Bima Mohammed Enagi Seconded by Sen. Michael Nnachi)

Points of Order:

  1. Mathew Urhoghide

Order 43

Sen. Urhoghide brought to the attention of the Senate of the passing away of Chief Professor Emmanuel Emovon who died at the age of 90 on February 20, 2020. He was a former Minister of Science and Technology.

The Senate resolved to:

  1. Senate observed a minute silence in honour of late Chief Professor Emmanuel Emovon.
  2. Send a high-powered delegation to condone with the people and government of Edo State.

PRESENTATION OF BILLS

  1. 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill 2020 (SB. 326)– First Reading

Sen. Omo-Agege Ovie)

First Reading taken

  1. National Unity Corps (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB. 375) – First Reading

Sen. Gyang Istifanus Dung

First Reading taken

  1. Nigeria Office of Trade Negotiations (Est, etc) Bill 2020 (SB. 372)– First Reading

Sen. Fahadunsi, Francis Adenigba

First Reading taken

  1. Veteran Welfare Fund (Est, etc) Bill 2020 (SB. 346)– First Reading

Sen. Moro, Patrick Abba

First Reading taken

  1. Psychiatric Hospital Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (SB. 376) – First Reading

Sen. Oloriegbe, Yahaya Ibrahim

First Reading taken

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS

  1. Report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions

Sen. Akinyelure, Patrick Ayo

– That Senate do consider the reports of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in respect of:

  1. Petition from Ahmed Tijani Yusuf, Esq. on Behalf of Akwa-Ibom Co-operative Fisheries Association Limited Against the Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited for alleged refusal to pay the sum of N11,063,916,000 (Eleven Billion, Sixty-Three Million, Nine hundred and Sixteen Thousand Naira) compensation for Oil Spillage caused by its Facilities from 1998-2012;
  2. Petition from Jackson Bako, Esq. on Behalf of Akpmajenya Community, Apo Village, Abuja against the Federal Capital Territory Administration for wrongful obstruction of their Farmlands and Farming Activities; and
  3. Petition from Mr. Charles Akinwon Akintoye against the Nigerian Navy (NN) for unjust and wrongful Dismissal from the service for alleged fraud without trial – To be Laid

The Reports were Laid

  1. Report of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts

2016-2018 Federal Government External Borrowing (Rolling) plan

Sen. Ordia Akhimienmona Clifford

– That Senate do receive the report of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on the 2016-2018 Federal Government External Borrowing (Rolling) plan – To be Laid

The Report was Laid and Presented

 Executive Session: 12:39am

Session Resumed: 1:32

 The Senate in a Closed-Door Session deliberated on issues bordering on workings of the Senate in particular and National Assembly in general

The recommendations of the Committee were approved, and the report adopted.

 

  1. Report of the Committee on Niger Delta

2019 Budget Estimates of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Sen. Nwaoboshi Peter Onyeluka

– That Senate do consider the report on the Committee on Niger Delta on the 2019 Budget Estimates of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The Report was presented and approved

  1. Report of the Committee on Trade and Investment

Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap.  C20, LFN 2020 (SB. 251)

Sen. Oko, Rose Okoji

– That Senate do consider the report on the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap.  C20, LFN 2020 (SB. 251).

The Report was differed to Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

All other items on the order paper were stood down to another legislative day

 Adjournment:

The Senate adjourned at 2:22pm to resume on Tuesday, March 10 2020 at 10:00 am prompt

 Report by,
LAWAL Oluwatosin, K
HEAD PRESS RELATIONS (SSAP) NASSS- SENATE