Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Shock as Senate passes 46 bills in 10mins


The Senate on Wednesday passed 46 bills into law in less than ten minutes the bills were introduced by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang.

But the passage of the bills in a very short time caused uproar among Senators even after the voice vote had been taken by the presiding officer and Senate President, David Mark where the “Ayes ” had their way.

Vanguard reports that, as the development caused serious rowdy session, Senator Mark, told those who were not satisfied with the passage of the bills to come up tomorrow being the next legislative day with their names and signatures for consideration.

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Before the bills were passed, the Senate had suspended Order 79 (1) of the Senate Standing Orders and deemed all the Bills as having passed first, second and third readings on the floor of the Senate and concur to same.

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