House of Reps lists organ harvesting, electoral act amendment bill for debate


House of Representatives

By Taiwo Okanlawon

The House of Representatives has listed a bill for the regulatory body of organ harvesting, transplanting and donations for debate after resumption from its new year break on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Also, the Electoral Act Amendment bill will receive the attention of the lower legislative chamber in its first legislative business for the year 2024.

Other bills listed, which are a private member and executive bills as revealed by the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Hon Francis Waive, include, “Bill for an Act to amend the Professional Bodies (Special Provision) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

There were also motions on urgent national importance by lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber.

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The motions are, “Need for drastic action against health facilities refusing treatment of accident or gunshot patients without police reports; Need to investigate the disproportionate distribution of electricity supply to residents of Kebbi State; degradation of the natural ecosystem and environment of Irri Kingdom of Isoko South LGA of Delta State and the violation of the Petroleum Industry Act by Nigerian AGIP Oil company Limited.”

The Chamber is also moving against breach of the Appropriation Act by Chief Executives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government in execution of capital projects through a motion to be raised on the floor.

Also, a motion on ‘Need to investigate the National Identity Cards released from 2012 to date; Need to award contract for the construction of Akwanga – Jos – Bauchi – Gombe Road, Non-implementation of global best practices in the National Policy of Education as well as Need to check the abuse of the use of Siren on Nigeria’s Roads”, have been shortlisted.

Meanwhile, findings revealed that the planned controversial relocation of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, departments, and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, headquarters to Lagos which is currently generating wild reactions were not scheduled as motions under matter of urgent national importance and it could not be confirmed on Monday if the issue was going to be raised as a Point of Order.

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