Reps schedule 46 bills for first reading

•Set to receive report on withheld 1,227 UniPort graduates certificates for 2015/2016 academic year

The House of Representatives on resumption from the annual recess resolved to step down the scheduled legislative activities for Tuesday, in honour of the late Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Dayo Oshinowo.

As enlisted on the Order Paper, 46 bills slated for First Reading were deferred to the next legislative day.

Also on the Order Paper was the report of the House Committee on Public Petitions chaired by Hon. Jerry Alagbaso, on petitions initiated by 1,227 prospective graduates of 2015/2016 against the Vice-Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt.

According to the report, the Vice-Chancellor allegedly refused to mobilize the 1,227 graduates for the annual National Youth Service Corps over late payment of their final year fees.

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Some of the bills are: Code of Conduct and Tribunal Act (Amendment) Bill, Federal Road Safety Commission Act (amendment) bill, Constitution of the Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Local Government Autonomy, Matrimonial Causes Act (Amendment) bill, Nigerian Postal Commission Bill, National Institute of Cancer Research & Treatment bill, Maritime Security Operations Cooperation Board Act, Legislative Houses (Powers & Privileges) Act (Amendment) Bill

Other bills include Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, Value Added Tax amendment, Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, amendment bill, National Agency for Technology Incubation (Establishment) Bill, Constitution of the Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Constitutional Conference bill, Federal Capital Territory Orphanage and Regulatory bill, Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act (Amendment) bill.

Also scheduled for first reading is Social Security bill, Naming of Public Infrastructure bill, Private Person Criminal Prosecution (Authorization) bill, National Innovation Agency (Establishment) Bill, Pension Reform Act (Amendment) bill, Public Service Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (Amendment) Bill, among others.



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