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Nigeria parliamentary proceedings, House of Reps for Tue, Oct 31st, 2023

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen presided.


After leading the opening prayer and recitation of the national pledge, the Speaker approved the votes and proceedings of Thursday, October 26th, 2023


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Messages from Mr. President:

I. 2023 supplementary Appropriation Bill to the tune of over 2 Trillion for the wage payments, cash provision for the vulnerable as well as for the carrying out of critical infrastructure and projects.

II. Submission of 2024-2026 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and fiscal paper as a prelude of the 2024 budget. The President expressed optimism that the House will accord the documents the normal favorable consideration and due approval. The document was referred to the House committee on Finance.

  1. Deputy Minority Whip, Hon. Georgia Ozodinobi announced that there will be a meeting of the 35 Honorable members of the Labour Party caucus immediately after plenary at room 201
  2. All Zonal caucuses as well as State caucuses should meet within the next 7 days to elect their leaders.
  3. The composition of a Special committee to investigate oil theft was announced and it is to be Chaired by Hon. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa who was asked to immediately inaugurate the committee so that it can get to work immediately.

PETITIONS

  1. Hon. Aliyu Mustapha laid a petition on behalf of the African Center for Justice and Human Rights against officers of the British security who are guilty of hounding a Nigerian businessman thereby flaunting a court order to stop the witch hunt
  2. Hon. Chris Nkwonta laid a petition on behalf of some complainants in Abia state against Nigeria Gas company as well as Shell Development company for the refusal to create a host communities development body and the neglect of Shell to carry out its statutory duties to the host communities, as well as pay for gas flaring in the community.
  3. Hon. Philip Agbese laid a petition on behalf of the Center for Social Justice against the Nigeria Police Force on a plot to assassinate the Governor of Rivers state
  4. Hon. Abdullahi Halims laid a petition on behalf of Miss Fatima Charity for the payment of her accrued pensions from the Pension Trust Fund.

All the petitions were referred to the House committee on Public Petitions


MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

  1. Hon. Adewale Adebayo moved a motion on the urgent need to invite the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs/ Poverty Alleviation to explain to the House the manner taken to disburse over 1.1 Trillion Naira conditional cash transfer to 15 Million households and it was seconded by Hon. Ahmed Shehu. Hon. Adebayo stated that the disbursement does not seem to achieve the cushioning the effects of the removal of the fuel subsidy regime for which it was intended. He stated that as representatives of the people, they have been bombarded with suspicion in the manner of the disbursement. He stated that there was a need to invite the minister to come before the House to clarify the modalities used for the disbursement. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to House committee on Constituency Outreach as well as that on Poverty Alleviation.
  2. Hon. Adamu Tanko moved a motion on the need for urgent intervention to address the insecurity in some parts of Niger state and it was seconded by Hon. Gaza Gbwefi. Hon. Tanko in leading the debate stated that many communities in Niger state have been facing unrelenting attacks by bandits, the recent attack led to the loss of over 17 lives. He stated that the residents of the communities now live in fear of movement or residing in the area. Hon. Tanko further stressed that these occurrences have grounded socioeconomic activities in the area. He called on the Inspector General of police as well as the Chief of Army staff to mobilize men to the region to provide peace and that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs should provide relief materials for victims of the refgion. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House committee on Police, Defense as well as that on Humanitarian Affairs.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ PRESENTATION OF BILLS

  1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2023 (HB.766) (Hon. Adewunmi Oriyomi Onanuga) – First Reading.
  2. Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.767) (Hon. Lawan Shettima Ali) – First Reading.
  3. Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.768) (Hon. Tasir Olawale Raji) – First Reading.
  4. Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.769) (Hon. Tasir Olawale Raji) – First Reading.
  5. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2023 (HB.770) (Hon. Tasir Olawale Raji) – First Reading.
  6. Federal University of Medicine and Health Science, Bida, Niger State (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.771) (Hon. Saidu Musa Abdullahi) – First Reading.
  7. Federal Technical and Vocational Training Centre, Kubau, Kaduna State (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.772) (Hon. Aliyu Mustapha Abdullahi) – First Reading.
  8. Labour Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.773) (Hon. Aliyu Mustapha Abdullahi) – First Reading.
  9. National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.774) (Hon. Chris Nkwonta) – First Reading.
  10. National Vocational Centre, Oboroke, Kogi State (HB.775) (Hon. Abdulmaleek Abdulraheem Danga) – First Reading.
  11. Federal Medical Centres Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.776) (Hon. Abdulmaleek Abdulraheem Danga) – First Reading.
  12. Higher National Diploma Discrimination (Prohibition) Bill, 2023 (HB.777) (Hon. Mark Udo Esset) – First Reading.
  13. National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.778) (Hon. Jesse Okey- Joe Onuakalusi) – First Reading.
  14. Federal Highways Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (HB.779) (Hon. Sesi Oluwaseun Whingan) – First Reading.
  15. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2023 (HB.780) (Hon. Sesi Oluwaseun Whingan) – First Reading.
  16. National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre, (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.781) (Hon. Sadiq Ango Abdullahi) – First Reading.
  17. Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ikosun, Ekiti State (HB.782) (Hon. Kolawole Akinlayo) – First Reading.
  18. Federal Institute of Information Communication Technology, Idanre, Ondo State (HB.783) (Hon. Akingbaso Festus Olanrewaju) – First Reading.
  19. Chartered Institute of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators (HB.784) (Hon. Pascal Agbodike) – First Reading.
  20. Nigerian Correctional Service Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.785) (Hon. Pascal Agbodike) – First Reading.
  21. Nigeria Palliatives Monitoring Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.786) (Hon. Pascal Agbodike) – First Reading.
  22. Nigerian Civil Defence Corps Academy, Anambra State (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.787) (Hon. Pascal Agbodike) – First Reading.
  23. National Metallurgical Training Institute (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.788) (Hon. Pascal Agbodike) – First Reading.
  24. Labour Institutions (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.789) (Hon. Ademorin Kuye) – First Reading.
  25. National Inland Waterways Authority Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2023 (HB. 790) (Hon. Paul Sunday Nnamchi) – First Reading.
  26. National Anti-Doping Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.791) (Hon. Paul Sunday Nnamchi) – First Reading.
  27. Federal University of Forensic Sciences (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.792) (Hon. Paul Sunday Nnamchi) – First Reading.
  28. Trade Dispute (Essential Services) Bill, 2023 (HB.793) (Hon. Paul Sunday Nnamchi) – First Reading.
  29. National Social Welfare (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (HB.794) (Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu) – First Reading.
  30. Nigerian Food Security Bill, 2023 (HB. 795) (Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu) – First Reading.
  31. Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2023 (HB.765) (Executive) – First Reading.

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS

1.​Ad–hoc Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management:
Hon. Julius Ihonvere:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Ad–hoc Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management on the request for Approval of Additional Financing of the National Social Safety Net Programme (Scale- Up) by the National Assembly” (Referred: 13/7/2023).

The report was laid following a motion by Hon. Julius Ihonvbere and seconded by Hon. Ali Isa

2.​Ad–hoc Committee on the Gruesome Murder of Nigerians by Soldiers
Hon. Abdulraheem Sanni Egidi:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Ad–hoc Committee on the Gruesome Murder of Nigerians by Soldiers in Enugu” (Referred: 19/7/2023).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House

  1. Interim Report:
    Hon. Makki Abubakar Yalleman:
    “That the House do receive the Interim Report of the Ad–hoc Committee to Investigate the Abuse of Tax Incentives, tax Breaks and Tax Waivers by Public Institutions and Companies benefitting from Tax Incentives” (Referred: 13/7/2023)

Laying of the report stepped down by leave of the House.


ORDERS OF THE DAY

BILLS

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Interpretation Act, Cap. 123, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to provide Conditions for Appointment and Assumption of Office in Acting capacity, to provide the meaning of certain words and for Related Matters (HB. 27) (Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu and six Others) – Second Reading.

Second reading of the Bill stepped down by leave of the House

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal College of Agriculture Agila, Benue State that shall provide Full-Time Courses in Agriculture Teaching, Instruction and Training in Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Arts, Applied Sciences, Management and Humanities; and carry out Research, Innovation, Development and Adaptation of Teaching Techniques, and for Related Matters (HB. 11) (Hon. Philip Agbese) – Second Reading.

Debate
Hon. Philip Agbese moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. James Faleke. Hon. Agbese in leading the debate stated that the Bill seeks to establish the Federal College for education, training, research and development in agriculture that will accelerate output and improved seedling research. He expressed optimism that when established, the college of education will provide a veritable platform for teeming youth in and around the region to develop themselves. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House committee on Agricultural colleges and Institutions.

  1. A Bill for an Act to authorise the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation the total sum of N2,176,791,286,033 (two trillion, one hundred and seventy-six billion, seven hundred and ninety-one million, two hundred and eighty-six thousand, thirty-three naira) only, of which N18,0000,000,000 (eighteen billion naira) only is for Statutory Transfers, N992,802,015,985 (nine hundred and ninety-two billion, eight hundred and two million, fifteen thousand, nine hundred and eighty-five naira) only is for Recurrent (non-debt) expenditure while the sum of N1,165,989,270,049| (one trillion, one hundred and sixty-five billion, nine hundred and eighty-nine million, two hundred and seventy thousand, forty-nine naira) only is for contribution to the Development Fund for Capital Expenditure for the year ending on 31 December 2023 (HB. 765) – Second Reading.

Hon. Julius Ihonvbere moved for the suspension of relevant rules to allow for the second reading and it was seconded by Hon. Ali Isa.

Debate
Hon. Julius Ihonvbere moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Ali Isa. Hon. Julius Ihonvbere in leading the debate stated that the Bill seeks to provide the legal framework for cushioning of the effects of hardship being felt by Nigerians at the moment as well as for the federal government to carry out necessary critical projects such as massive rehabilitation of roads nationwide, upscale of security measures, provision of affordable housing, providing palliatives for the poor and vulnerable etc. He praised the federal government for being sensitive to the yearning and plight of Nigerians. Hon. Julius Ihonvbere also praised government for the settlement of the cry by University Lecturers and Resident Doctors for the settlement of their demands.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu also commended the federal government for being dynamic and proactive to the needs of Nigerians. He commended the federal government for being sympathetic and timely to the cries of Nigerians and doing it in the right manner through approaching the Parliament. Rt. Hon. Kalu called the Bill a gap-bridging document as it gives room for the rehabilitation of critical roads and bridges.

Hon. Ali Isa in his contribution commended the government for the critical areas captured in the proposal, he however called for precise implementation as allegations are always rife that palliatives don’t get to people who need them most. He further called for a better geographical spread for developmental projects. He called on Honorable members to support the Bill.

Hon. Stanley Olajide termed the Bill as a stimulus for development and for the reduction of the hard times being felt by Nigerians as there seems to be a global recession going on.

Hon. Babajimi Benson commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for providing good governance for Nigerians and for possessing the desire to ensure better times for Nigerians. He also commended the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen for championing the wage increment cause. Hon. Benson expressed joy that the welfare and security of Nigerians were well captured in the proposal.

Hon. Mark Esset called on Honorable members to pass the Bill for the good of Nigerians so that succor can come to the table of Nigerians. He called on the relevant committees of the House to ensure strict oversight for the implementation of the Bill and for the good of all Nigerians and constituencies.

Hon. Eze Nwachukwu stated that the supplementary budget should truly provide the ‘renewed hope’ for Nigerians. He also called for the proper oversight of funds and projects captured in the Bill.

Hon. Satomi Ahmed in his contribution commended the federal government for bringing the supplementary budget and for the critical projects captured in it. He stressed on the need for proper oversight of the provisions made for security development, this he stated is critical especially considering the increasing cases of insecurity nationwide. He called on Honorable members to give the Bill quick passage for the good of Nigerians.

Hon. James Faleke in contributing to the debate stated that the Bill seeks to fill the gap in the 2023 budget. He noted that it seeks to meet the yearning of Nigerians from all walks of life. He commended the Executive for bringing it before the National Assembly in good time and urged Honorable members to ensure its speedy passage. Hon. Faleke stressed the need for the Bill to cushion the socioeconomic demands of Nigerians. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House committee on Appropriations.


MOTIONS

  1. Devastating Flood and Erosion in Agulu, Nimo, Abagana, Ukpo and Enugwukwu Communities in Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency of Anambra State:
    Hon. George I. Ozodinobi:

The House:

Notes that consistent heavy rainfall in 2023, especially in August and September, has left most parts of the country with flooding, especially in the Eastern part of the country, and particularly in Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency of Anambra State;

Concerned that the floods caused by the rains have left the areas with devastating gully erosions, damaged roads, collapsed houses, and residents fleeing their ancestral homes to take refuge in neighbouring villages;

Also concerned that during the heavy rains, farmlands were washed away and businesses destroyed, thus causing untold hardship for the people, who are predominantly peasant farmers and depend on the proceeds from their farms for their livelihood;

Worried that despite Anambra State Government interventions and public appeals on Devastating Flood and Erosion in Agulu, Nimo, Abagana, Ukpo and Enugwukwu geographical space, particularly in Isimigbo, Amorji, Nkitaku, Umubiala and Umuowelle villages in Agulu; Otigbodomgbo road and Akpa village in Ukpo, and Amafum/Ajanze, Ezi Obeagha Ezira, Umuchime/Awato and Egbengwu in Nimo, the Federal Government has not taken concrete action to ameliorate the situation;

Also worried that failure to urgently address flooding and erosion in Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency could lead to grievous consequences for the people and the country at large;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Poverty Alleviation and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide necessary assistance to victims of the devastating flooding and erosion in Agulu, Nimo, Abagana, Ukpo and Enugwukwu Communities in Anambra State;

(ii) also urge the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Ecological Fund Office to embark on erosion control and land reclamation in aforementioned communities as a matter of urgent importance;

(iii) further urge the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to repair and reconstruct federal roads in that axis, now rendered unmotorable by floods and gully erosion, and assist the affected communities in rebuilding their collapsed houses;

(iv) equally, urge the Federal Ministry ofAgriculture and Food Security to ameliorate the losses of farmers in these communities with cash crop seedlings and cash grants to mitigate their losses and remain in farming;

(v) mandate the Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to ensure compliance.

Debate
Hon. George Ozodinobi moved the motion on devastating flood erosion in Agulu, Nimo, Abagana, Ukpo and Enugwukwu communities in Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency of Anambra state and it was seconded by Hon. Yusuf. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.

  1. Need to End the Eight-Year Total Blackout in Ikara and Kubau Local Government Areas of Kaduna State:
    Hon. Aliyu Mustapha Abdullahi:

The House:

Notes that in 2015, a heavy rainstorm destroyed critical national electricity infrastructure in Ikara and Kubau Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, leading to unattended damaged infrastructures and theft of installations;

Concerned that 21 wards and over 200 towns and villages in Ikara and Kubau local government areas have continued to face power outages since 2015, relying on petrol generators and dirty biomass fuels, causing health and environmental issues;

Also concerned that businesses and hospitals in affected communities have been severely damaged, leading to increased unemployment and a worsening security situation for small and medium-scale entrepreneurs;

Cognizant that early this year, Arla Foods, a Danish multinational, invested over 10 million euros and inaugurated its state-of-the-art dairy farm in one of the affected villages named Damau of Kubau Local Government Area in Kaduna State and targets 4 million kilograms of milk production annually, boosting Nigeria’s local dairy development;

Worried that due to the absence of electricity supply, the enabling environment for businesses to thrive, Arla Dairy Farms may face challenges scaling operations and creating the intended 50,000 jobs, while other potential investors may be dissuaded;

Convinced that once the power supply is restored, it will be a win-win situation for the government and communities as significant revenues will be generated, economic activities will pick up, and there will be an improved quality of life;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Power and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to inspect, repair, upgrade, and restore power supply to Ikara and Kubau Local Government Areas;

(ii) also urge the security outfits, such as the police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, to set up a robust security apparatus that will safeguard the critical electricity infrastructure put in place; and

(iii) mandate the Committees on Power and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance.

Debate
Hon. Aliyu Abdullahi moved the motion on the need to end the eight-year total blackout in Ikara and Kubau local government area of Kaduna state and it was seconded by Hon. Babajimi Benson. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House committee on Power as well as that on Legislative Compliance.

  1. Demand for Justice on the Murder of Miss Chalya Grace Silas.
    Hon. Beni Lar:

The House:

Notes that on October 18, 2023, Miss Chalya Grace Silas, a National Youth Service Corps member deployed to Kaduna State, was brutally murdered while jogging in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area;

Also notes that the late Miss Chalya Grace Silas hailed from Tabat, in Langtang North Federal constituency, Plateau state and a Rehabilitation Sciences graduate from the University of Jos, tragically died at the hands of her assailants while undertaking the mandatory one-year, National Youth Service Corps Service in Kaduna State;

Informed that the tragic incident is one of numerous murders of innocent girls and women nationwide, with perpetrators often unaccounted for or not brought to justice;

Worried that the safety and security of the girl child is no longer guaranteed, given the continued liberty and freedom enjoyed by these heinous assailants, who still roam the streets preying on their next victim;

Acknowledges that prompt justice in this case would deter potential perpetrators, thereby ensuring a safer environment for Nigerian children and residents;

Aware that Delaying justice in this case would be equivalent to denying justice to the victims’ families and loved ones, as well as the entire nation;

Also cognizant that if nothing is done to stop the continuous attacks, rape, and murder of young girls and women, it would render the country unsafe to live;

Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police to speedily identify and bring the assailants to book;

(ii) urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure the speedy delivery of Justice in this case;

(iii) mandate the Committee on Police to investigate the murderer of Miss Chalya Grace Silas ;

(iv) also mandate the Committee on Youth Development to review the safety of Corps members as they fulfil their one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps assignments, reach out to the family and collaborate with the police as they investigate the killers of the Corps Member.

Debate
Hon. Beni Lar moved the motion on the demand for justice on the murder of Miss Chalya Grace Silas and it was seconded by Hon. Ginger Onwusibe. Hon. Chris Nkwonta proposed an amendment to calling for one minute silence in honor of late Miss Grace Silas.

Hon. Godwin Ogah proposed an amendment calling on the National Youth Service Corps to compensate the family of the deceased. The motion was voted on, adopted as amended and referred to the House committee on Police as well as that on Youth Development.

  1. Need to Conclude Investigation on the Rising Value of Unclaimed Dividends, Unremitted Withholding Tax and the Effect on the Nation’s Economy:
    Hon. Solomon T. Bob:

The House:

Notes that the value of unclaimed dividends and unremitted withholding tax has increased in recent years, hurting the nation’s economy;

Also notes that the 9th Assembly in line with its mandate and constitutional responsibility, mandated its committee on Capital Market and Institutions to investigate the allegations;

Aware that an interim report of the Committee was laid and the findings and Recommendations of the Committee were adopted by the House;

Worried that the Interim Committee Report/Finding disclosed a provisional figure of N413, 515, 546, 752. 47(four hundred and thirty billion, five hundred and fifty million, five hundred and forty-six thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two naira, and forty-seven kobo) as unclaimed dividends, unremitted withholding tax and penalty, and interest that was under reconciliation with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Registrars when the interim report was considered;

Concerned that if the issue of unclaimed dividends is not finally put to rest, it will have significant adverse implications for the nation’s economy, erode investors’ confidence in the market, and create a volatile environment in the regulation of the capital market;

Resolves to:

mandate the Committee on Capital Markets and Institutions to investigate the matter and report back within eight (8) weeks for further legislative action.

The motion was stepped down by leave of the House

  1. Need to Investigate Activities of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) in the Privatisation and Commercialization of Public Enterprises from 2019–2023:
    Hon. Hassan Shehu Hussain:

The House:

Notes that the Federal Government of Nigeria commenced the Privatization and Commercialization of Public Enterprises in 2000;

Also notes that during the period under review; about 80 Public Enterprises were privatised through various modes of Privatisation including core investors, concessions, assets sales, initial Public Offers (IPO) etc.;

Aware that BPE Privatized in 2019, 29% of residues of the Federal Government’s shares in Geregu Power Plant to the core investors to upgrade it to a combined cycle for a total sum of N13,134,375,000 (Thirteen Billion, One Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Naira);

Also aware that BPE without the investors fulfilling their obligations to upgrade the plant to a combined cycle sold an additional 20% of the balance of shares meant for I.P.O to the Nigerian Public on the Nigerian Stock Exchange to the same investor in 2021;

Worried that the Geregu Power Plant may never be upgraded to a combined cycle by the investors since BPE has removed the Public Enterprises from Post Privatization Monitoring;

Also worried that the balance of N78 billion between Afam Power and Afam Three Fast Power remains outstanding though, the parties signed the Share Sale Purchase Agreement in 2020 and only 25% of the purchase consideration was paid and a 100% handover to investors on the condition that the balance will be paid upon commissioning of the Afam Three Fast Power which was equally done by former Vice President, Professor Yomi Osinbanjo before leaving office;

Concerned that the Federal Ministry of Justice recently blocked the signing of the Zungeru Power Plant Concession Agreement, which would have generated $350million US Dollars in concession fees on the ground that there was no express approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC);
Also concerned that the Current Director-General of BPE has been ordered to be remanded in Kuje prison for 30 days due to his refusal to implement a Supreme decision in Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) transactions.
Resolves to:

Mandate the Committee on Privatization and Commercialization to investigate the activities of BPE from 2019 to May 2023 and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

Debate
Hon. Hassan Hussain moved the motion on the need to investigate activities of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) in the privatization and commercialization of public enterprises from 2019–2023 and it was seconded by Hon. Shettima Ali. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House committee on Privatization and Commercialization.


Adjournment:
The House at 13:31 PM adjourned plenary to Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 by 11:00 A.M following a motion for adjournment moved by the Leader of the House, Hon. Julius Ihonvbere and seconded by the Minority Whip, Hon. Ali Isa

Courtesy: LightRay Media and Media Unit, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives.

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