Summary of Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila presided.
ORDERS OF THE DAY-BILLS
1.A Bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of Federal University of Transportation, Daura, Katsina State; and for Related Matters (HB.1987) (Leader) – Second Reading.The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
2,A Bill for an Act to Amend the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Act; and for Related Matters (HB.1953) (Rep. Mohammed Tahir Monguno) – Second Reading.
Bill stepped down for further legislative action.
3.A Bill for an Act to Amend the Dangerous Drugs Act, Cap. D1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; and for Related Matters (HB.1958) (Rep. Francis Waive) – Second Reading. Bill stepped down by leave of the House
4.Need to Curb the Perennial Flood Disasters in Jigawa and Kano States: Rep. Abubakar Hassan Fulata Rep. Ado Sani Kiri Rep. Aliyu Datti Yako
Rep. Saídu Yusuf Miga Rep. Muhammad Ali Wudil Rep. Usman Ibrahim Auyo. Rep. Abubakr Makki Yalleman Rep. Bala Mustapha Dawaki Rep. Idris Kabiru. Rep. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum:
Resolutions: (i) Urge the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to provide urgent relief assistance to the affected Communities;
(ii) Also urge the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials and medical attention to flood victims in Jigawa and Kano States;
(iii) further urge the Ecological Fund Office and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to take practical measures towards forestalling future occurrences to enlighten residents of Jigawa and Kano States on early warning signs, clear drainages and canals to ease the flow of water;
(iv) again urge the State Governments to embark on an awareness campaign for possible response activities in high-risk areas to mitigate further disaster;
(v) mandate the Committees on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Environment to ensure compliance and report back within five (5) weeks for further legislative action The motion was voted on and adopted.
5.Re-Commital of Bills Rep. Abubakar Hassan Fulata
Recalls that the following Bills were passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President,
1.National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1795)
2.School of Mines and Geological Studies, Akoko-Edo State (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB.441)
3.Federal University of Science and Technology, Lau, Taraba State (Establishment) Bill, 2021(HB.1587)
4,Chartered Institute of Directors of Nigeria (Establishment, Etc.) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1571)
5.Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB.329)
Notes that fundamental issues which require fresh legislative action emerged hence reconsideration of the Bills.
Resolution: Rescind its decision on the Bills as passed and commit same to the Committee of the Whole for reconsideration. The motion was voted on and adopted.
The House at 12:35 adjourned plenary till Tuesday, September 27th, 2022