Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has lamented that various priority bills are still pending at different stages despite the limited time available for the 9th House.
He spoke in a remark at the resumption of plenary by the House on Tuesday after its long recess.
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He said: “During recess, I requested an assessment of the status of bills in the House. From that assessment, it became clear that many priority bills have stalled at different stages in the legislative process.
He said those priority bills included “legislation to implement essential reforms to our national security architecture, bills that aim to effect needed reforms of critical government institutions, as well as others that seek to improve our national ability to meet human capital development targets. That process will begin today until all such bills have been treated.”
He urged all the chairmen of the standing and ad-hoc committees to act promptly on pending bills and motions, conclude the activities of ad-hoc committees and submit their reports for consideration and subsequent action.