Highlights Of 8th @NGRSenate’s Achievements Under @BukolaSaraki
– The 8th Senate has identified #30bills priority that will drastically improve economy.
– Monday, August 3rd, 2015, the Senate embarked on a high-powered investigative visit to camps of internally displaced peoples (IDPs) in Borno State, the first in 6 years with a promise to pass rehabilitation legislation to restore normalcy in the region.
– Thursday, August 6th, the Senate discussed a motion on the Ban of Nigerian Agricultural Exports Products by the European Union (EU). T
– The Senate on Tuesday, August 11, asked the NERC to immediately abolish fixed charges on electricity consumption, and bulk marketing of villages and communities
– Passage of the #2016Budge
– Motion by the Nigerian Senate on International Women’s Day on on Gender Equality and fair treatment among women in Nigeria.
– National Assembly Business Roundtable #NASSBER
– Public Hearing on Bankruptcy & Insolvency Bill
– Visit to Nigeria by the South African President, Jacob Zuma
– Public Hearing on Frivolous Petition Bill
– Oversight by Petroleum Committee on Fuel Crisis
– The ammendment of the procurement act shortly after the bill passage and the invitation of some Aba traders who displayed their locally made products.
– The insistence on CBN restriction of forex on imported goods.
– On Treasury Single Account (TSA) , keen observers of the media debacle that trailed the Senate’s decision to investigate the process, costs and terms of operation, especially the mode of e-collection and the humongous charges drawn as commission at the expense of tax payers’ money will agree that it is no longer business as usual.
– The PIB will see it’s light at the 8th National Assembly again in a very short week to come, members of the public have sighted the PIB as a measurement for a good legislature if duly passed, the commitment of 8th assembly towards addressing the various set-back the country has encountered in the years back will bring about revival in the country’s economy which dwindle at present.
– The Senate President has been responsive to public concern, to some degree, to what citizens want, as well as to what the legislature determines they need. He assume that responsiveness is part of the representational function, with public demands and with public needs in achieving a long-term goals inorder to witness the Nigeria ahead of us.
– The 8th Senate set up an ad-hoc committee to unravel the companies that were granted import waiver to the detriment of the Nigerian economy, and tasked the committee to ensure that the companies remit the money back into the coffers of government
– The 8th Assembly has woked on the need to restructure the NNPC to ensure better service delivery and accountability for the public.
– The Senate has taken the lead role to spearhead the move to ensure the concerns of the Chief of Army staff and his entourage to the Senate are met in a timely manner. This is a huge relief for the Nigerian Army.
– The ad-hoc committee of the Senate led by former governor of Kebbi state, Alhaji Adamu Aliero, is currently probing the power sector where the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of power, Godknows Igali, has revealed that over N2.77 trillion has been spent on power generation since 1999
– The 8th Senate ad-hoc committee to unravel the companies that were granted import waivers to the detriment of the Nigerian economy, and tasked the committee to ensure that the companies remit the money back into the coffers of government
– In spite of these modest achievements registered by the 8th Senate in months, the 7th National Assembly will also be perpetually remembered for the failure to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill. Although it was passed by the House of Representatives on the last legislative day of the four year term.