BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – As part of activities marking the second anniversary of the 8th National Assembly, the House of Representatives will on Friday, June 9, 2017, hold a special session where its Legislative Agenda will be appraised.
The House will also use the occasion to assess its achievements in the last two years, including its record breaking processing and passage of Bills.
A breakdown of the Bills shows that 1,055 have so far been introduced, 159 were passed; 500 are in process; while 33 were negative.
The 8th House of Representatives also honoured the request of Nigerians for an #OpenNass by publishing the details of National Assembly Budget.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media to Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Mr Turaki Hassan said the House of Reps focus will also be on passage of all anti-corruption related bills; Petroleum Industry Bill; modernisation of the process of Law making towards E-parliament; and arrangements for electronic voting system to ease the process; and ensure more accountability and transparency.
The session, which will be televised live on NTA, will also feature a keynote address by Professor Joash Amupitan (SAN), on the “Image perception of the Legislature: Causes and Possible solutions”, while the Chairman of Thisday Editorial Board, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, will be the guest speaker at the event.
Turaki further said invited dignitaries include President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the President of the Senate, the Chief Justice of the Federation, chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum, all former speakers, former deputy speakers, former majority leaders, former minority leaders and former chief whips.
Others are Doyen, Diplomatic Corps, all former clerks of the National Assembly, former clerks of the House of Representatives, Chairman of APC, BoT Chairman of PDP, Chairman of APGA, Chairman of LP and Chairman of Accord Party.
The House also said all former House members in the Senate, who are governors, deputy governors, ministers, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, the chairman, Federal Capital Territory Council of Traditional Rulers and clerk of the National Assembly, House as well as heads of all parastatals of the National Assembly are also invited.