Lawmakers Resuscitate Peace Corps Bill
Four bills passed by the 8th House of Representatives but not assented by President Muhammadu Buhari have been committed to a committee of the whole by the 9th House of Rep members.
The bills are the Peace Corps bill, Terrorism (Prohibition and Prevention) Bill, 2019, Chartered Institute of Treasury Management (Establishment) Bill, 2019 (HB. 57); and National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons Bill, 2019.
The decision of the lawmakers followed a motion moved by Muhammed Monguno (APC, Borno) on Wednesday.
By committing the bills to a committee of the whole, Naija News reports that the second reading and committee stage, will not be necessary.
The motion is entitled: Reconsideration of Outstanding Bills from the Preceding Assembly, Pursuant to Order Twelve, Rule 16 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives.
Citing Order 12 rule 16 of the House, Monguno said, “that the aforementioned Bills were passed by the preceding Assembly and forwarded to the President for assent but for which assent or withholding thereof was not communicated before the end of the tenure of the last Assembly.”
It would be recalled that in 2018, President Buhari had declined assent to the Peace Corps bill due to paucity of funds and fear of duplication of duties.
Source: Naija News