Insecurity, Election Law, Big Plan for Senate to resume tomorrow

Insecurity, Election Law, Big Plan for Senate to resume tomorrow

After its 96-day recess, the Ninth Senate will convene tomorrow to address the country’s many challenges, most notably insecurity in the areas of armed robbery, kidnapping and genocide across the country. the.

Other issues include legislative amendment legislation, electoral process, national water law and the 2022 budget.

In line with the legislative calendar of lawmakers, Senator Ahmad Lawan, APC, Yobe North – House suspended on July 15, 2021 for his annual leave.

One of the biggest tasks that lawmakers will look forward to is to respect fellow workers who have died as a result of the skills or distrust of terrorists, and thieves.

While lawmakers are on vacation, there have been widespread cases of riots, kidnappings and murders across the country. One of the cases involved breaking into the strongholds of the Nigerian Defense Academy, NDA, Afaka, Kaduna State, killing two central security personnel and kidnapping another.

One issue awaiting Senate attention is the report of the Joint Committee on the 2022-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF / FSP).

Some lawmakers will cut short the deadline to ensure the bill is ready before it is re-launched, as a result, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, APC, Lagos West chaired a joint committee of senators on finance, national planning, oil , deer and gas have a mental movement. and a manufacturing company.

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the legislature to ask for immediate attention and approval of the 2022-2024 Budget Framework and the Memorandum of Understanding (MTEF / FSP) as required by law.

Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan read a letter from President Buhari during the meeting.

To make a quick excuse, the Speaker of the Legislature sent committees to finance, national planning, banking, insurance and other financial institutions; Groundwater, surface oil, natural gas and foreign and domestic debt.

Note that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the Medium Budget Framework (2022-2024) and the Budget and Budget Framework (MTEF / FSP) as required by the Loan Policy, allocating N6.54 billion. trillion and N2.62 trillion is still dependent on the Federation Account and VAT, respectively.

The council also authorized a budget deficit of N5.26 billion through loans.

An important issue to come is the presentation of the 2022 budget law to President Buhari’s conference on the transition to complete the return on the January-December budget process.

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Another task for the legislators is obedience and clause by the discussion of the report of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC, Delta State Legislative Assembly Committee, which received more than sixty, seeking to change the policy .

In addition, the enactment of the Constitutional Amendment (Amendment) Bill 2021, following the recommendations of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the electronic delivery of election results of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will receive attention.

The amendment of the 8th National Assembly resulted in the rejection of the president’s approval.

During the holiday season, one topic that is still hotly debated and criticized by the nation is the Water 2020 Bill which was returned last year to the House of Representatives.

There is speculation that he will return to the Senate as a legislator because of the federal government’s need for him.

The bill passed its second reading in the legislature under Femi Gbajabiamila and was referred to the House committee.

The law seeks to impose control over water resources along the Niger Niger and Benue rivers that extend beyond 19 states, to the federal government. The affected states are Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Delta, Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Anambra, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Taraba, Nasarawa, Niger, Imo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Plateau, and Kebbi.

Controversial pieces of legislation include a section that gives water owners the Federal Government as well as a section that gives citizens access to federal rights to dig a hole in their home or business premises.

The standard also allows the government to control about three kilometers of the lake, which means it will also handle both water and land.

Section 2 (1) of the bill covers it, saying, “all surface water and groundwater, wherever it occurs, is a public resource.”

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