Saraki lists Senate achievements under his leadership

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, listed some achievements of the Red Chamber.

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Saraki spoke during the ongoing orientation programme for members-elect of the 9th National Assembly.

In his speech, the former Kwara governor stated that he was proud that the 8th Senate is going out on a high.

He said: “We have passed 274 Bills in 46 months, and cleared 192 Petitions in the same period.

“There were major milestones in the area of the economy, with the passing of landmark legislation such as the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which is undoubtedly the most comprehensive review of business laws in this country in 30 years.

“Other gamechanger laws include Bankruptcy and Insolvency (Repeal and Reenactment) Act and the Credit Reporting Act.

“To support the anti-corruption drive, we passed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Bill (NFIU), as a direct result of which Nigeria was readmitted into the Egmont Group.

“We successfully amended the Constitution, and this made progressive changes possible, such as the Not Too Young To Run law. Additionally, we saw to the implementation of the 1% budgetary provision for primary healthcare, to make for a stronger Nigeria.

“These are just a few examples. I am sure our legislators will be able to build on the solid foundation and achievements and record even greater success.

”The 8th National Assembly made a lot of interventions on everyday human issues affecting Nigerians, be it unfair price hikes, examination malpractices, sexual harassment in our educational institutions or the drug problem ravaging our communities.”


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