The House of Representatives has passed for Second Reading a "Bill for an Act to Amend the Legislative powers and legislative act 2017; and for Related Matters.
The bill which was sponsored by the speaker of the house of representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the Chief Whip of the House Hon. Mohammed Monguno, seeks to amend critical aspects of the powers and numenclature of the Nigerian Legislature.
The bill will establish two additional section 21 and 22 to reflect international best practices as seen in other climes where for instance, a lawmaker from the House of Representatives will be formally referred to as a "Representative" among others.
House also passed for second reading, a "Bill for an Act to Establish Rights for Victims of Crime to Provide for the Rights, Welfare and Compensation of victims of Crimes as well as provide for the strengthening of the Criminal Justice System; and for Related Matters.
The bill which was sponsored by Hon. Henry Archibong from Akwa-Ibom state proposes the protection of rights of victims of crime and further give support to the Justice System.
The two bills scaled second reading on the floor of the green chamber and referred to relevant house committees for further legislative actions.
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