#NewRecord: 46 Bills Passed Into Law By Senate Within 10 Minutes

#NewRecord: 46 Bills Passed Into Law By Senate Within 10 Minutes

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File Photo: Nigerian Senate Floor

46 bills sponsored by Senator Ita Enang, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business has been passed into law by the Upper house of the National Assembly within 10 minutes.

The bills had been earlier accented to by the House of Representatives in the Current seventh Assembly.

Their had been some controversy and dissenting views concerning the bills but Senate President, David Mark had called for voice votes which ensured that the majority had their way and ruled in favour of the passage of the bills.

Those who had dissenting views towards the bills were asked to submit their complaint in writing by Thursday, June 5, 2015.

Earlier on, the Senate suspended Order 79 (1) of the Senate Standing Orders, creating the impression that all the bills had passed first, second and third hearings on the floor of the Senate and concur to same.

David Mark also stated that the senate will also commence further deliberations on the controversial Fpurth Alteration Bill, which seeks to further amend the 1999 Constitution on Thursday, June 5, 2015.

He finally requested that the valedictory session to formally close the Sevent Senate would be held on Thursday, June 5, 2015


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