Dogara Receives 72 Review Of Existing Laws And Law Reform Bills


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Committee on Review of Existing Laws and Law Reform that was set up by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, to review obsolete laws and review the nation’s statutes has presented another set of 72 bills to the Speaker for passage into law.


The team led by the Director General of the National Institute of Legislative Studies, Dr Ladi Hamalai submitted the final phase of the committee’s report at the National Assembly.


While submitting the report, Dr Hamalai said, “The committee considered over 100 legislation, out of which 72 bills were drafted. The drafted bills consist of repeals, amendments, consolidations and new bills.

“Key legislation reviewed and bills drafted include but not limited to: (a) The Electoral Act

(b) Federal Universities establishment laws

(c) The Electric Power Sector Reform Act

(d) The Legal Education (Consolidation,etc) Act

(e) The Companies and Allied Matters Act

(f) The Evidence Act and

(g) The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.


In his remarks after receiving the report, Speaker Dogara assured the committee that the House of Representatives will give the bills expeditious passage, while commending them for their selfless contribution to the strengthening of the laws of Nigeria.

The committee had in the last 18 months submitted about 300 bills some of which have since been passed into law and assented to by the President.

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