Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has revealed the Agenda of the Senate house for the next 22months before leaving the office.
According to him; “From Day one, this Senate had its own legislative agenda. You will see that some of the things we have been doing are working our way through this agenda, in order to cross items off our list and deliver on our promised change.
This has allowed us to treat more petitions than any other parliament in our nation’s history, and pass more Bills at the mid-term mark.
This is why, as we return in September, we will be finalizing on our infrastructure and social intervention pieces of legislation.
These are laws that will not only make it easier for small and medium enterprises across the nation to do business.
We will make laws that would create ample opportunities for all Nigerians to realize their potentials.
Additionally, the Host Community component of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which looks at the ecological debt incurred against communities where petroleum exploration happens, and the community participation and security of these communities will also be on the front-burner of our affairs. This is something Nigerians can watch out for.
Similarly, the Industry Administration component of the PIB, which seeks to open up the industry for investment and growth, as well as create the much-needed expansion of the industry by allowing new entrants into the operations of the industry is now at the committee stage at the Senate. We will work to quickly pass the bill.”
The Senate President added that the aim of the house is to keep good record for Nigerians before leaving the office in the next 22 months.