Friday, April 19, 2024
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Plenary proceedings House of Reps Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

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, March 14th, 2024.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

TRANSMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT:

Transmission of the Judicial Office Holders Salaries and Allowances Bill 2024. The Bill is to ensure significant improvement in the welfare of officers of the Judiciary to reflect the current economic realities. He expressed assurance of the usual cooperation of the House.

Honorable members are to join the Honorable Speaker for Iftar at his Guzape guest house.

The Special Committee on the review of the Constitution will be having a meeting with consultants at Room 447 by 3:00 PM.


PETITIONS:

Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi laid a petition on behalf of a complainant against the Nigeria AGIP Oil company over the alleged contract breach for the provision of solar based water scheme to a community in Delta state.

Hon. Abdullahi Halims laid a petition on behalf of a complainant on the alleged financial misappropriation and abuse of office by the leadership of an organization within the region.

Hon. Kalejaye Paul laid a petition on behalf of a complainant against AMCON over the alleged illegal ejection from their residence and every attempt to get succor and compensation has failed. He called on the House to ensure they get justice.

Hon. Jesse Onuakalusi laid 2 petitions on behalf of 2 complainants. The first is to investigate the alleged illegal smuggling of about 110 undocumented Chinese nationals into Nigeria , while the second is on the call for intervention and justice to implement a resolution of the House of Representatives committee on Public Petitions in the previous Assembly allegedly ignored by the NNPC.

Hon. Chinedu Okere laid a petition on behalf of some complainants on the alleged abandoned projects by NDDC and other Agencies in Owerri in Imo state.

A petition was laid on behalf of a community against some oil companies and the Imo state government through the Road Task Team on their alleged inability to fund a particular road after it had been duly approved for financing by former President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Hon. Mike Obeta laid a petition on behalf of the Nigeria Bar Association on the alleged killing of a colleague in Kogi state.

Hon. Benjamin Adeyemi laid a petition on behalf of a complainant against NDLEA on the alleged unlawful yearly invasion of the residence and place of business of the complainant.

Hon. Nweke Uche laid a petition on behalf of a complainant against Shell Development Oil company on the alleged denial by the company of their due entitlements.

A petition was laid on behalf of a complainant on a previous petition laid on the floor of the House in 2022 against the University of Nsukka on the alleged employment of a individual who is not duly qualified as a librarian

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


MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE:

Hon. Jeremiah Umaru moved a motion on the destruction of schools and buildings in Akwanga of Nasarawa state by a heavy rainstorm and it was seconded by Hon. Unyime Idem. Hon. Jeremiah stressed the heaviness of the rain storm that devastated homes and schools in the region and rendered residents homeless and students out of school. He stated that the displaced individuals are in dire need of succor, medical care, reconstruction etc. Hon. Jeremiah called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials to the victims and ensure the reconstruction of the destroyed infrastructure and that the House committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness should ensure compliance. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House committee on NEMA.

Hon. Babajimi Benson moved a motion on the need to investigate and apprehend the perpetrators of the gruesome killing of 17 military personnel in Delta state as well as the abduction of 87 children in Kaduna state and it was seconded by Hon. Nicholas Mutu. Hon. Benson in leading the debate expressed sadness at the kidnapping of the children in Kaduna state. He also expressed shock and horror at the gruesome killing of the military personnel in Delta state and condemned it in high terms as the military personnel were responding to a distress call and on a peace-keeping mission.

Hon. Benson also expressed horror at the gruesome manner at which the military personnel were murdered and dismembered. He stressed that if such acts are allowed to go unpunished, the gains against acts or insecurity which has gained grounds recently can be frustrated. He called for the apprehension of the perpetrators and that the House committee on Defense should ensure compliance.

Hon. Useni expressed sadness at the rising cases of kidnappings of people in Kaduna state which recently led to the death of about 30 individuals. He stated that these continues to happen despite the presence of security personnel. Hon. Useni called on the security agencies to ensure the release of the kidnapped victims. He further called on the House committee on Army, Police, National Intelligence as well as that on Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance.

Hon. Francis Waive condemned in the strongest terms the killing of the military personnel and called for the arrest of the perpetrators of the heinous crime. As the Honorable member representing Ughelli where the killing of the soldiers occurred, Hon. Waive pleaded for humanitarian intervention for displaced people who have been caught up in the process of the investigation by the Army as many houses have been burnt. He called for calm from the warring communities and that the military should be mindful of innocent individuals suffering in the process while investigating the crime. Hon. Waive proposed an amendment for NEMA to provide succor to the suffering victims and that the House Committee on Defense should lead the investigation. The motion was voted on, adopted as amended and referred to the House Committees on Defense, Army, Police as well as that on National Intelligence.


PRESENTATION OF BILLS:

  1. National Identity Management Commission Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2024 (HB.1281) (Hon. Julius Ihonvbere) – First Reading.
  2. Nigeria Digital Literacy Management Office (Establishment) Bill, 2024 (HB.1251) (Hon. Abubakar Hassan Fulata) – First Reading
  3. Federal Medical Centres Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024 (HB.1271) (Hon. Abubakar Hassan Fulata) – First Reading
  4. Federal Medical Centres Act (Amendment) Bill, 2024 (HB.1171) (Hon. Olusoji Abidemi Adetunji) – First Reading

Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowance, Etc.) Bill 2024 (HB. 1282) (Executive) – First Reading.


PRESENTATION OF REPORT:

Committees on Federal Capital Territory and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils and Ancillary Matters:

Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betera:

“That the House do receive the Report of the Committees on Federal Capital Territory and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils and Ancillary Matters on a Bill for an Act to Authorise the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of (N1,282,270,610,283.00) one trillion, two hundred and eighty two billion, two hundred and seventy million, six hundred and ten thousand, two hundred and eighty three Naira, only, of which the sum of (N 140,915,003,856.00) one hundred and forty billion, nine hundred and fifteen million, three thousand, eight hundred and fifty six Naira, only is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of (N373,027,373,668.00) three hundred and seventy three billion, twenty seven million, three hundred and seventy three thousand, six hundred and sixty eight Naira, only is for Overhead Costs; while the balance of (N768,328,232,759.00) seven hundred and sixty eight billion, three hundred and twenty eight million, two hundred and thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty nine Naira, only is for Capital Projects; for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending on 31, December, 2024” (Referred: 14/3/2024).

The report was laid following a motion by Hon. Mukhtar Betara and seconded by Hon. Haruna.


ORDERS OF THE DAY:

BILLS:

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Assembly Library Trust Fund Act, No. 11 of 2022, change the Name of the National Assembly Library Trust Fund to National Assembly Library and Resource Centre, eliminate the ambiguity in the Chairmanship position of the Governing Council, Streamline the functions and duties of the Governing Council and the Office of the Director – General and to Provide for Application of the Funds of the National Assembly Library Resource Centre to set up the Assembly Museum and for Related Matters (HB.1259) (Hon. Julius Ihonvbere) – Second Reading.

Debate:

Hon. Julius Ihonbvere moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Kingsley Chinda. Hon. Julius in leading the debate stated that the Bill simply seeks to ensure the change of name to reflect the true status of the National Assembly’s e-library and resource center as well as to clear the ambiguity of the leadership of the governing council. The implementation of the provisions of the Bill he stated will bring the center at par with such centers internationally and Honorable members should support it. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House Committee on Legislative Library Research and Documentation.

  1. A Bill for an Act to Repeal the National Identity Management Commission Act, 2007 and Enact the National Identity Management Bill 2024 and for Related Matters (HB.1281) (Hon. Julius Ihonvbere) – Second Reading.

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

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish Federal University of Solid Mineral Development, Michika, Adamawa State as a Training Institution for the Development of Solid Mineral, make Comprehensive Provisions for the Management and Administration of the University and for Related Matters (HB.705) (Hon. Zakaria Dauda Nyampa) – Second Reading.

Debate:

Hon.Dauda Nyampa moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Mohammed Shehu. Hon. Nyampa stated that the Bill seeks the establishment of the proposed university to promote the study of solid minerals as the area is blessed with enormous reserves of solid minerals. The specialized study he stated will address the process of education and research for legal exploration of the minerals for national socioeconomic diversification, and in line with environmentally friendly standards. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House Committee on University Education.

  1. A Bill for an Act to make Provision for Widowhood Leave to be given to Man or Woman whose Spouse died during the Subsistence of the Marriage to enable the Widow and Widower mourn the deceased Spouse and make immediate arrangements for the challenges ahead and for Related Matters (HB.401) (Hon. Saidu Musa Abdullahi) – Second Reading.

Debate:

Hon. Saidu Abdullahi moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Ademorin Kuye. Hon. Abdullahi in leading the debate stressed the need for an adequate time for grief and emotional rehabilitation of widows or widowers during their time of grief. He stated that there are provisions for maternity and paternity leave and there is no reason why someone subjected to agony during grief of the loss of a spouse should not have adequate time to grief.

Hon. Ademorin Kuye in supporting the Bill stated that it is to give legal and statutory backing to the already prevalent culture of staying away from work to grieve the loss of a spouse. He called on Honorable members to support the Bill in relation of Nigerians who are caught up in these situations.

Hon. Julius Ihonbvere while supporting the Bill expressed caution in its passage so that it’s application cannot be exploited by family members of the bereaved. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House committee on Public Service Matters as well as that on Women Affairs and Social Development.

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Federal Polytechnic Act 2010 to Establish Federal Institute of Technical and Vocational Education, Imeko, Ogun State for the Purpose of Providing Qualitative Education in Technical and Vocational Education and for Related Matters (HB.506) (Hon. Adegboyega Nasir Isiaka) – Second Reading.

Debate:

Hon. Adegboyega Isiaka moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Danladi Suleiman. Hon. Isiaka in leading the debate stated that the Bill stresses the need for national development through skill acquisition and vocational training as well as the need to reduce crimes and criminalities through positive engagement of individuals as an idle mind is said to be the devil’s workshop. He called on Honourable Members to support the Bill as people of the region have long been yearning for the establishment of such an institution in the region and it will aid the educational, vocational and skills development of all Nigerians in the region. The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading and referred to the House committee on Federal Polytechnics and Higher Education.


MOTIONS:

  1. Alleged Trade Deal between Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) allowing UK Lawyers to Practice in Nigeria:

Hon. O. K Chinda Hon. Julius Ihonvbere Hon. Onanuga Adewunmi Oriyomi

Hon. Aliyu Sani Madaki Hon. Ali-Isa J.C. Hon. Mutu Nicolas

Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki Hon. Frederick Agbedi Hon. Blessing C. Amadi

Hon. Thomas Ereyitomi Hon. Sheyi Showunmi Hon. Nnaji Nnolim John

Hon. Sada Soli Hon. Iduma Igariwey Hon. Victor Nwokolo

Hon. Benson Babajimi Hon. Bamidele Salam Hon. Solomon Bob

Hon. Mariam Onuoha Hon. Bitrus Laori Hon. Zakaria Nyampa

Hon. Uyime Idem Hon. Mark Essiet Hon. Emerengwa Boniface Sunday

Hon. Kelechi Nwogu Hon. Felix Nwaeke Hon. Victor Obuzor

Hon. Cyril Hart Hon. Chris Okonta Hon. Abdullahi Balarabe Dabai

Hon. Abass Adigun Hon. Olajide Stanley Hon. Ibe Okwara Osanwa

Hon. Ginger Onwusibe Hon. Midala Balami Hon. Salman Idris

Hon. Peter Akpatason Hon. Okojie Odinosen Hon. Philip Agbese

Hon. Tunji Akinosi Nwogu Hon. Ibori Suenu Erinatake Hon Onuh Onyeche Blessing

Hon. Julius Pondi Hon. Ezechi Nnamdi Hon. Kabiru Adamu Mai Palace

Hon. Billy Osawaru Hon. Ojema Ojotu Hon. Ogewu David Agada

Hon. Alhassan Rurum Kabiru Usman:

The House:

Notes the recent reports and public outcry over an alleged economic and trade partnership between the United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria aimed at exploring new opportunities in key sectors such as the energy, legal, and financial services sectors;

Also notes that the trade deal became very heightened some days ago as the legal aspect appeared lopsided and tilted mainly in favour of the UK to the detriment of qualified Nigerian lawyers in that it seeks to allow UK lawyers to enter the Nigerian legal space and practice but not vice versa;

Aware that under the trade deal referred to as “Enhanced Trade and Investment Partnership (ETIP),” the British Business and Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch and Nigeria’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka, were to sign an agreement on behalf of their respective countries last week in Nigeria;

Also aware that it was also reported that under the Trade partnership, Nigeria committed herself to working towards removing barriers that prevent UK lawyers from practicing international and foreign law in Nigeria;

Further aware that while the deal seeks to foster collaboration between the film and media industries in the UK and Nigeria, it does not cater for the interests of Nigerian lawyers as there are no such provisions or opportunities for them to practice their trade in the UK;

Cognizant of the fact that while it is good for Nigeria to enter into partnership deals with other countries for the purpose of unlocking future opportunities and thus contributing towards boosting the country’s economy, such deals must be seen to promote, preserve, and protect the interests of the generality of Nigerians;

Also cognizant that in furtherance of its law-making powers under Section 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the National Assembly has a duty to inquire into matters such as this in the overall interest of the country and the citizenry;

Further cognizant of the fact that following the public outcry over the said trade deal, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) through its President, Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) issued a statement questioning the legality of the legal services aspect of the deal and calling for a halt to its signing and implementation;

Concerned that the statement issued by the NBA may have reassured Nigerian lawyers and doused the tension and controversy generated by the alleged trade deal, it is apparent that there was insufficient consultation with key stakeholders and affected interests with respect to the deal;

Also concerned that there is an urgent need for this House (the Legislature) to investigate the said trade deal between the UK and Nigeria with a view to ascertaining the terms and conditions thereof;

Worried that unless immediate pragmatic steps are taken to investigate and address this issue, the country may unwittingly be entering into a deal whose terms and conditions may in the long run be unfavourable to the country and the overall interest of Nigerians;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to immediately halt the signing and implementation of the trade partnership with the UK until the terms and conditions governing the same are fully examined and ascertained.

(ii) mandate the Committee on Treaties, Protocols, and Agreements to investigate the matter and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

Debate:

Hon. Kingsley Chinda moved the motion on the alleged trade deal between Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) allowing UK lawyers to practice in Nigeria and it was seconded by Hon. Ajibola.

Hon. Garba Inuwa in his contribution stressed the lopsided nature of the trade deal and called on Honorable members to support the prayers of the motion. He called for the halting of the trade deal until the necessary investigations are concluded.

Hon. Babajimi Benson frowned at the lack of mutual and reciprocal nature in the spirit and letter of the trade deal and called for the adoption of the prayers of the motion. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreement.

  1. Need to Encourage the Growth and Development of Indigenous Construction Companies in Nigeria:

Hon. Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali Halims:

The House:

Notes that Indigenous Construction Companies are business entities registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a Limited Liability Company and other relevant authorities such as PenCom, ITF, COREN, BPP, etc., with the sole aim of engaging in construction work within the country;

Also notes that the Indigenous Construction Companies have complied with relevant annual taxes to maintain their business;

Concerned Nigeria, after sixty–three (63) years of independence, lacks locally grown indigenous construction companies capable of competing with foreign firms for major construction projects like port facilities, buildings, roads, railways, airports, and runways;

Aware that the areas indigenous construction companies lag behind their foreign counterparts includes equipment ownership, compliance levels with health, safety and environment standards, organizational structure, and financial capacity;

Also concerned that foreign companies have dominated Nigeria’s construction industry while Nigerian companies have been shut out due to lack of capability;

Cognizant that if not addressed promptly, indigenous companies in Nigeria may face closure;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Government to provide equal opportunities for indigenous construction companies to thrive;

(ii) also urge Federal Government to mandate all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of government to ensure that certain portions of their projects are air marked for indigenous construction companies;

(iii) further urge the federal government to provide tax relief and exemption duty for the importation of heavy equipment to indigenous construction companies; and

(iv) mandate the Committees on Public Procurement, Customs and Excise, and Finance to ensure compliance.

Debate:

Hon. Abdullahi Halims moved the motion on the need to encourage the growth and development of indigenous construction companies in Nigeria and it was seconded by Hon. Aliyu Madaki.

Hon. Jesse Onuakalusi in contributing to the debate stressed the importance of the motion to encourage the participation of Nigerian engineers in the Nigerian infrastructural development project. He frowned at the disenfranchisement of local content workforce in favor of foreign entities who are not more qualified than their Nigerian counterparts.

An amendment was proposed to expunge the term that “Nigerian companies lack capabilities” from the body of the motion and should be replaced with “lack encouragement”. The motion was voted on, adopted as amended and referred to the House Committees on Public Procurement, Customs and Excise as well as that on Finance.

  1. Need for Immediate Intervention in the Travails of Lance Corporal Philomena Nnamoko of the Nigeria Army:

Hon. Marie Enenimiete Ebikake:

The House:

Notes with concern the recent media reports about the dehumanizing ordeal of Lance Corporal Philomena Nnamoko of the Nigerian Army, which also extended to the detention of her son, Emmanuel Brown;

Alarmed that the contentious issues border on allegations of sexual harassment, which is the principal thrust of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Convention of which Nigeria is a signatory;

Observes that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, domesticated in Nigeria, as an extant law for more than 3 decades upholds that every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person;

Recongises that the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as the Maputo Protocol, since 2005, eloquently postulates that every woman shall have the right to dignity inherent in a human being, and to the recognition and protection of her human and legal rights;

Also Observes that the prescribed constitutional limits on members of the Nigeria Police Force and the Armed Forces of the federation should not be deployed as a shield to perpetrate illegality and injustice with impunity;

Cognizant of the fact that the National Assembly’s fundamental role in making laws for order, peace and good governance of the entire federation entails the protection of the rights and dignity of every Nigerian citizen, including Lance Corporal Philomena Nnamoko;

Resolves to:

mandate the Committees on Women Affairs and Human Rights to investigate the matter and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

Debate:

Hon. Marie Ebikake moved the motion on the need for immediate intervention in the travails of Lance Corporal Philomena Nnamoko of the Nigeria Army and it was seconded by Hon. Victor Obuzor. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House Committee on Women Affairs as well as that on Human Rights.

  1. Call to Revive and Promote the Traditional Fabric Industries of Adire/Kampala to Boost the Nation’s Cultural Heritage:

Hon. Afolabi Moruf Afuape:

The House:

Notes the historical significance of Adire/Kampala (Tie and Dye) fabrics in Nigeria and the need to protect and promote local production to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage;

Also notes that the Adire/Kampala fabric industry in Nigeria is crucial for economic growth, cultural preservation, and fostering entrepreneurship among citizens, particularly youth.;

Observes that the influx of foreign imitations of Adire/Kampala, tie and dye into Nigeria’s market has negatively impacted the local industry, leading to a decline in livelihood of local producers and job losses.

Worried at the absence of formal training, skills, production mechanisms, and equipment in the Adire/Kampala fabric industry, which is crucial in a competitive market.

Cognizant on the need protect consumers from imitations of Adire/Kampala products from foreign markets, as failure to do so could lead to dire consequences for the Nigerian local cottage industry, local producers, and foreign reserves;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal government to:

promote Local Adire/Kampala fabrics production industry in Nigeria, ban and criminalise the Importation of Adire/Kampala and other locally produced fabrics imitations, to protect the general local cottage industry and conserve the scarce foreign exchange;

(ii) mandate the Committee on Commerce to:

(a) collaborate with the National Directorate of Employment to establishing formal training and orientation programs on skills, quality control, marketing, and business management for all local fabric producers.

(b) monitor the relevant agencies charged with evaluating the periodic progress of the Nigerian cottage industry; and

(iii) also mandate the Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency to launch a nationwide campaign to promote the cultural significance of Adire/Kampala and other locally produced fabrics and patronize locally produced fabrics.

Debate:

Hon. Afolabi Afuape moved the motion on the call to revive and promote the traditional fabric industries of Adire/Kampala to boost the the Nation’s cultural heritage and it was seconded by Hon. Lilian Orogbu. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House Committees on Commerce, National Orientation, as well as that on Ethics and Values

  1. Need to Inscribe “Made in Nigeria” on Goods Produced in Nigeria:

Hon. Joseph Nwobasi:

The House:

Notes that production and manufacturing of goods are integral parts of the strong economic base of any nation, and global economies depend on the export of goods to earn foreign exchange;

Also notes that Nigeria is endowed with human and natural resources to support and propel a self-sustaining and production-based economy,

Aware that over the years, numerous industrial activities in Nigeria have faced decline due to government policies, inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of a conducive business environment;

Also aware that Companies and entrepreneurs continue to produce essential commodities such as textiles, clothing, shoes, processed food, beverages, motor parts, fabrics, and other essential commodities;

Concerned that most Nigerian products are difficult to identify due to the absence of the “made in Nigeria” inscription on the goods or products;

Also concerned that the non-inscription of “Made in Nigeria” on Nigeria locally manufactured goods may have negative impact on the pride, patriotism, and support for local manufacturing, thus, discouraging originality and ingenuity among entrepreneurs;

Worried that if the apathy in inscribing “Made in Nigeria” on goods produce in Nigeria is not checked and corrected, other countries will claim credit for Nigerian goods and materials exported, thereby hindering its competitiveness in the international market;

Aware that China, Taiwan, and India are facing similar challenges as Nigeria, but they maintained their ground and confidence in their abilities and native goods, enabling them to compete favorably with other nations;

Also aware that these Countries have become global market leaders in various industries due to their unwavering determination, diligence, and confidence in their ability to prosper and showcase their native goods such as footwear, machinery, power plants, cars, tricycles (keke), and motorcycles;

Cognizant that Nigerians must take pride in local manufacturers’ work by stamping “Made in Nigeria” on goods to assert ownership rights and prevent unauthorized imports in the country;

Resolves to:

(i) urge the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment through the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to mandate all companies to inscribe ” Made in Nigeria” on all goods manufactured in Nigeria; and

(ii) mandate the Committee on Industry to interface with the Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN) and other relevant bodies to ensure total compliance and adherence.

Debate:

Hon. Joseph Nwobasi moved the motion on the need to inscribe “Made in Nigeria” on goods produced in Nigeria and it was seconded by Hon. Patrick Umoh. The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House Committee on Trade and Industries.


CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS (HOUSE IN THE COMMITTEE ON SUPPLY): Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen Chaired:

  1. Committees on Federal Capital Territory and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils and Ancillary Matters:

Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betera:

“That the House do consider the Report of the Committees on Federal Capital Territory and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils and Ancillary Matters on a Bill for an Act to Authorise the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of (N1,282,270,610,283.00) one trillion, two hundred and eighty two billion, two hundred and seventy million, six hundred and ten thousand, two hundred and eighty three Naira, only, of which the sum of (N 140,915,003,856.00) one hundred and forty billion, nine hundred and fifteen million, three thousand, eight hundred and fifty six Naira, only is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of (N373,027,373,668.00) three hundred and seventy three billion, twenty seven million, three hundred and seventy three thousand, six hundred and sixty eight Naira, only is for Overhead Costs; while the balance of (N768,328,232,759.00) seven hundred and sixty eight billion, three hundred and twenty eight million, two hundred and thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty nine Naira, only is for Capital Projects; for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending on 31, December, 2024” (Referred: 14/3/2024).

issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of (N1,282,270,610,283.00) one trillion, two hundred and eighty two billion, two hundred and seventy million, six hundred and ten thousand, two hundred and eighty three Naira, only, of which the sum of (N 140,915,003,856.00) one hundred and forty billion, nine hundred and fifteen million, three thousand, eight hundred and fifty six Naira, only is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of (N373,027,373,668.00) three hundred and seventy three billion, twenty seven million, three hundred and seventy three thousand, six hundred and sixty eight Naira, only is for Overhead Costs; while the balance of (N768,328,232,759.00) seven hundred and sixty eight billion, three hundred and twenty eight million, two hundred and thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty nine Naira, only is for Capital Projects; for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending on 31, December, 2024 (Referred: 14/3/2024).

  1. Issue a Bill of N1,282,270,610,283.00 from Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory

Revenue Fund.

(1) The Director of Treasury of the Federal Capital Territory Administration shall, when authorized to do so by warrants signed by the Minister Federal Capital Territory Administration with responsibility to pay out of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration during the financial year 2024 the sum specified by the warrants, not exceeding in the aggregate N1,282,270,610,283.00 (One Trillion, One Hundred and Forty Seven Billion, Seven Hundred and Eighty Million Six Hundred and Ten Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Three Naira) Only; and

(2) The amount mentioned in Clause (1) of this Bill shall be appropriated to heads of Expenditure as indicated in the schedule to this Bill.

  1. Release of Funds.

All amounts appropriated under this Bill shall be made from the Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory Revenue Fund only for the purposes specified in the schedule to this Bill.

  1. Payment of Revenue into the Statutory Account.

(1) All revenues accruing to the Federal Capital Territory Administration, including the Statutory Revenue distribution shall be paid into the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Account; and

(2) No monies shall be withdrawn from the Account mentioned in Clause 3(1) above without appropriation by the National Assembly.

  1. Virement.

In the event that the implementation of any of the projects intended to be undertaken under this Bill cannot be completed without virement, such virement shall only be effected with the prior approval of the National Assembly.

  1. Monthly and Quarterly Report

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory and the Director of Treasury Federal Capital Territory Administration shall immediately upon the coming into force of this Bill furnish the National Assembly, on a quarterly basis, the status of the records of the Federal Capital Territory Statutory Accounts.

  1. Waiver not to incur Expenditure

Where, due to revenue shortfall, amounts appropriated under this Bill cannot be funded, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory shall seek from the National Assembly a waiver not to incur such expenditure.

  1. Short Title.

This Bill may be cited as the Federal Capital Territory Statutory Appropriation Bill, 2024.

SCHEDULE

PART A – RECURRENT NON – DEBT EXPENDITURE

2024
Bill

FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY FIRST LINE CHARGE

1.

FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION

Personnel Costs

1,655,440,890

Overhead Costs

198,929,564,471

Sub-Total

200,585,005,361

2.

PROTOCOL DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

142,019,128

Overhead Costs

700,660,843

Sub-Total

842,679,971

3.

SECURITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

129,777,177

Overhead Costs

3,683,739,876

Sub-Total

3,813,517,053

4.

FCT TREASURY

Personnel Costs

32,524,231,703

Overhead Costs

53,845,751,149

Sub-Total

86,369,982,853

5.

ECONOMIC PLANNING, REVENUE GENERATION AND PPP SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

556,440,467

Overhead Costs

2,538,622,400

Sub-Total

3,095,062,867

6.

(6) FCT ESTABLISHMENT AND TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

516,590,959

Overhead Costs

5,970,623,647

Sub-Total

6,487,214,606

7.

FCT AUDIT DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

199,961,617

Overhead Costs

401,914,828

Sub-Total

601,876,445

8.

DEPARTMENT OF MONITORING AND INSPECTION

Personnel Costs

199,174,899

Overhead Costs

296,728,923

Sub-Total

495,903,822

9.

LAND ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

599,333,002

Overhead Costs

995,052,055

Sub-Total

1,594,385,057

10.

FCT PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

255,544,683

Overhead Costs

943,745,149

Sub-Total

1,199,289,832

11.

FCT DIRECTORATE OF MUSLIM PILGRIMS AFFAIRS

Personnel Costs

240,177,188

Overhead Costs

1,484,079,989

Sub-Total

1,724,257,177

12.

FCT DIRECTORATE OF CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS AFFAIRS

Personnel Costs

106,449,598

Overhead Costs

875,563,767

Sub-Total

982,013,365

13.

FCT PENSION DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

127,844,675

Overhead Costs

5,904,207,548

Sub-Total

6,032,052,223

14.

FCT ARCHIVES AND HISTORICAL BUREAU

Personnel Costs

270,818,725

Overhead Costs

244,111,377

Sub-Total

514,930,102

15.

FCT URBARN AND REGIONAL PLANNING TRIBUNAL

Personnel Costs

63,930,010

Overhead Costs

75,014,354

Sub-Total

138,944,364

16.

DEPARTMENT OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISMENT AND SIGNAGES

Personnel Costs

154,751,789

Overhead Costs

583,245,070

Sub-Total

737,996,859

17.

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

Personnel Costs

95,595,224

Overhead Costs

3,423,435,180

Sub-Total

3,519,030,404

18.

DEPARTMENT OF REFORM COORDINATION AND SERVICE IMPROVEMENT

Personnel Costs

95,753,612

Overhead Costs

630,724,000

Sub-Total

726,477,612

19.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Personnel Costs

0

Overhead Costs

0

Sub-Total

0

20.

FCDA ADMINISTRATION

Personnel Costs

0

Overhead Costs

23,600,000

Sub-Total

23,600,000

21.

FCDA HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Personnel Costs

1,277,492,874

Overhead Costs

85,800,000

Sub- Total

1,363,292,874

22.

ENGINEERING SERVICES

Personnel Costs

1,356,297,546

Overhead Costs

41,461,900

Sub- Total

1,397,759,446

23.

(23) PUBLIC BUILDING

Personnel Costs

1,335,838,070

Overhead Costs

22,063,073

Sub- Total

1,357,901,142

24.

RESETTLEMENT AND COMPENSATION DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

407,687,565

Overhead Costs

24,972,995

Sub- Total

432,660,560

25.

(25) URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Personnel Costs

648,634,922

Overhead Costs

30,817,500

Sub- Total

679,452,422

26.

SURVEY AND MAPPING

Personnel Costs

833,759,369

Overhead Costs

28,634,162

Sub- Total

862,393,531

27.

MASS HOUSING DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

252,084,666

Overhead Costs

21,749,972

Sub- Total

273,834,638

28.

FCDA PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

216,615,935

Overhead Costs

15,514,230

Sub- Total

232,130,165

29.

FCDA INTERNAL AUDIT

Personnel Costs

60,636,989

Overhead Costs

8,404,940

Sub- Total

69,041,929

30.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Personnel Costs

135,652,665

Overhead Costs

11,094,821

Sub- Total

146,747,486

31.

ENGINEERING DESIGN

Personnel Costs

358,462,549

Overhead Costs

15,892,527

Sub- Total

374,355,076

32.

FCDA LEGAL SERVICES

Personnel Costs

86,955,165

Overhead Costs

22,970,097

Sub- Total

109,925,262

33.

FCDA FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

Personnel Costs

564,179,905

Overhead Costs

50,000,000

Sub- Total

614,179,905

34.

ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

446,943,073

Overhead Costs

34,600,000

Sub – Total

481,543,073

35.

FCT LEGAL SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

783,687,566

Overhead Costs

3,500,000,000

Sub- Total

4,283,687,567

36.

AREA COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

235,614,914

Overhead Costs

350,871,500

Sub – Total

586,486,414

37.

ACSS INSPECTORATE, PLANNING AND MONITORING

Personnel Costs

45,704,802

Overhead Costs

320,157,138

Sub – Total

365,861,940

38.

ACSS CHIEFTAINCY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Personnel Costs

173,892,258

Overhead Costs

300,039,343

Sub – Total

473,931,601

39.

ACSS PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

38,715,152

Overhead Costs

153,063,130

Sub – Total

191,778,282

40.

ACSS PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Personnel Costs

38,407,974

Overhead Costs

167,827,119

Sub – Total

206,235,093

41.

AREA COUNCIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Personnel Cost

226,444,393

Overhead Costs

250,065,459

Sub-Total

476,509,852

42.

FCT AREA COUNCILS STAFF PENSION BOARD

Personnel Cost

131,148,262

Overhead Costs

976,223,762

Sub-Total

1,107,372,023

43.

OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL FOR FCT AREA COUNCILS

Personnel Cost

343,747,174

Overhead Costs

400,223,911

Sub-Total

743,971,085

44.

TRANSPORT SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

183,383,989

Overhead Costs

250,350,000

Sub – Total

433,733,989

45.

ROAD TRAFFIC SERVICES

Personnel Costs

2,991,632,597

Overhead Costs

944,099,000

Sub – Total

3,935,731,597

46.

BUS RAPID TRANSIT & TRANSPORT REGULATIONS (BRT&TR)

Personnel Costs

30,882,299

Overhead Costs

20,257,021

Sub – Total

51,139,320

47.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Personnel Costs

122,926,331

Overhead Costs

1,571,960,000

Sub – Total

1,694,886,331

48.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Personnel Costs

156,052,899

Overhead Costs

20,842,494,800

Sub – Total

20,998,547,699

49.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION PLANNING, RESEARCH & STATISTICS

Personnel Costs

34,367,296

Overhead Costs

221,735,050

Sub- Total

256,102,346

50.

EDUCATION SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

382,236,979

Overhead Costs

884,070,210

Sub- Total

1,266,307,189

51.

AGENCY FOR MASS EDUCATION

Personnel Costs

1,574,012,065

Overhead Costs

948,042,668

Sub- Total

2,522,054,733

52.

FCT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE

Personnel Costs

783,988,545

Overhead Costs

620,613,098

Sub- Total

1,404,601,643

53.

FCT UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION

Personnel Costs

24,060,834,752

Overhead Costs

838,125,035

Sub-Total

24,898,959,787

54.

FCT SECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD

Personnel Costs

12,925,550,739

Overhead Costs

2,909,497,532

Sub-Total

15,835,048,270

55.

FCT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZUBA

Personnel Costs

2,790,498,788

Overhead Costs

1,166,047,994

Sub-Total

3,956,546,782

56.

FCT AGENCY FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Personnel Costs

921,568,009

Overhead Costs

978,681,307

Sub-Total

1,900,249,316

57.

FCT SCHOLARSHIP BOARD

Personnel Costs

205,719,928

Overhead Costs

501,253,362

Sub-Total

706,973,290

58.

DEPARTMENT OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

Personnel Costs

2,299,263,078

Overhead Costs

172,600,000

Sub-Total

2,471,863,078

59.

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Personnel Costs

247,265,214

Overhead Costs

111,137,500

Sub-Total

358,402,714

60.

DEPARTMENT OF POLICY, PLANNING, RESEARCH & STATISTICS

Personnel Costs

226,110,878

Overhead Costs

473,870,777

Sub-Total

699,981,655

61.

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

Personnel Costs

103,729,580

Overhead Costs

127,764,046

Sub-Total

231,493,626

62.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARIAT (HQ)

Personnel Costs

884,993,792

Overhead Costs

4,052,920,000

Sub-Total

4,937,913,792

63.

SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY

Personnel Costs

538,875,178

Overhead Costs

675,036,700

Sub-Total

1,213,911,878

64.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SERVICES

Personnel Costs

62,178,840

Overhead Costs

155,400,000

Sub-Total

217,578,840

65.

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

713,283,228

Overhead Costs

336,390,102

Sub-Total

1,049,673,330

66.

HEALTH PLANNING, REASERCH AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

162,846,446

Overhead Costs

183,285,852

Sub-Total

346,132,298

67.

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY

Personnel Costs

212,195,603

Overhead Costs

142,951,859

Sub-Total

355,147,462

68.

FCT MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

247,909,653

Overhead Costs

121,727,018

Sub-Total

369,636,671

69.

HEALTH MANAGEMENT BOARD

Personnel Costs

4,080,515,321

Overhead Costs

665,036,700

Sub- Total

4,745,552,021

70.

ASOKORO DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Personnel Costs

2,785,046,714

Overhead Costs

215,474,000

Sub-Total

3,000,520,714

71.

MAITAMA DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Personnel Costs

2,232,530,673

Overhead Costs

215,474,000

Sub – Total

2,448,004,673

72.

WUSE DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Personnel Costs

2,418,710,372

Overhead Costs

215,474,000

Sub – Total

2,634,184,372

73.

KUBWA DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Personnel Costs

2,079,407,336

Overhead Costs

215,474,000

Sub – Total

2,294,881,336

74.

FCT SEMI-URBAN DISTRICT HOSPITALS

Personnel Costs

4,883,647,634

Overhead Costs

302,366,200

Sub – Total

5,186,013,834

75.

FCT SATELLITE DISTRICT HOSPITALS

Personnel Costs

3,368,037,559

Overhead Costs

284,186,125

Sub – Total

3,652,223,684

76.

PRIMARY HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Personnel Costs

1,629,999,323

Overhead Costs

1,360,098,682

Sub-Total

2,990,098,005

77.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

347,664,442

Overhead Costs

390,230,648

Sub – Total

737,895,090

78.

(78) FCT AGRIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Personnel Costs

687,184,868

Overhead Costs

127,234,552

Sub – Total

814,419,420

79.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC SERVICES

Personnel Costs

217,758,750

Overhead Costs

60,070,000

Sub – Total

277,828,750

80.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Personnel Costs

115,071,352

Overhead Costs

114,170,932

Sub – Total

229,242,284

81.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SERVICES

Personnel Costs

1,448,672,378

Overhead Costs

48,450,000

Sub – Total

1,497,122,378

82.

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Personnel Costs

159,459,414

Overhead Costs

45,540,000

Sub – Total

204,999,414

83.

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

Personnel Costs

95,920,511

Overhead Costs

69,000,000

Sub – Total

164,920,511

84.

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Personnel Costs

249,234,781

Overhead Costs

114,690,000

Sub – Total

363,924,781

85.

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES

Personnel Costs

44,659,012

Overhead Costs

72,540,396

Sub – Total

117,199,408

86.

(SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SECRETARIAT

Personnel Costs

316,869,168

Overhead Costs

1,751,600,015

Sub – Total

2,068,469,183

87.

WELFARE DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

121,342,958

Overhead Costs

1,036,700,000

Sub – Total

1,158,042,958

88.

SPORTS DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

123,891,471

Overhead Costs

600,488,828

Sub- Total

724,380,299

89.

TOURISM DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

97,423,497

Overhead Costs

306,183,647

Sub – Total

403,607,144

90.

GENDER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

0

Overhead Costs

0

Sub – Total

0

91.

ARTS & CULTURE

Personnel Costs

133,542,370

Overhead Costs

215,900,000

Sub – Total

349,442,370

92.

YOUTH DEPARTMENT

Personnel Costs

66,282,440

Overhead Costs

210,225,000

Sub – Total

276,507,440

93.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

Personnel Costs

39,803,121

Overhead Costs

50,000,000

Sub – Total

89,803,121

94.

FCT WOMEN AFFAIRS SECRETARIAT

Personnel Cost

156,404,781

Overhead Costs

1,608,500,000

Sub-Total

1,764,904,781

95.

ABUJA METROLITAN MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Personnel Costs

439,851,764

Overhead Costs

250,204,738

Sub – Total

690,056,502

96.

(96) PARKS AND RECREATION

Personnel Cost

650,593,589

Overhead Costs

764,771,567

Sub-Total

1,415,365,156

97.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT

Personnel Cost

481,557,680

Overhead Costs

6,437,214,402

Sub-Total

6,918,772,082

98.

FCT URBAN AFFAIRS

Personnel Cost

61,801,757

Overhead Costs

800,363,926

Sub-Total

862,165,683

99.

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL DEPARTMENT

Personnel Cost

1,563,332,188

Overhead Costs

807,829,805

Sub-Total

2,371,161,993

100.

FCT WATER BOARD

Personnel Cost

1,940,072,611

Overhead Costs

6,627,313,320

Sub-Total

8,567,385,931

101.

FCT RURAL WATER SUPPLY & SANITATION AGENCY

Personnel Cost

175,748,962

Overhead Costs

689,772,500

Sub-Total

865,521,462

102.

DEPARTMENT OF SOLID MINERALS AND ALLIED MATTERS

Personnel Cost

117,155,908

Overhead Costs

400,292,400

Sub-Total

517,448,308

103.

ABUJA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD

Personnel Cost

2,880,683,581

Overhead Costs

11,662,209,826

Sub-Total

14,542,893,407

104.

ABUJA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Personnel Cost

554,534,134

Overhead Costs

600,379,140

Sub-Total

1,154,913,273

105.

SATELLITE TOWNS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Personnel Cost

605,200,441

Overhead Costs

3,820,252,500

Sub-Total

4,425,452,941

106.

ABUJA INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CENTRE (AIIC)

Personnel Costs

98,372,167

Overhead Costs

500,155,770

Sub-Total

598,527,937

107.

FCT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Personnel Cost

245,914,999

Overhead Costs

1,301,472,995

Sub-Total

1,547,387,994

108.

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE SERVICE

Personnel Cost

2,406,357,993

Overhead Costs

436,889,920

Sub-Total

2,843,247,913

GENERAL SUMMARY

Total Personnel

140,915,003,856

Total Overhead

373,027,373,668

TOTAL RECURRENT

513,942,377,524

PART B – CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

2024
BUDGET

1.

Federal Capital Territory Administration

10,163,456,968

2.

Protocol Department

234,002,187

3.

Security Services Department

30,000,000,000

4.

FCT Treasury

1,000,000,000

5.

Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and PPP Secretariat

0

6.

Department of Human Resource Management

0

7.

FCT Audit Department

0

8.

Department of Monitoring and Inspection

0

9.

Land Administration Department

0

10.

FCT Procurement Department

730,000,000

11.

FCT Directorate of Muslim Pilgrims Affairs

0

12.

FCT Directorate of Christian Pilgrims Affairs

0

13.

FCT Pension Department

0

14.

FCT Archives and Historical Bureau

0

15.

FCT Urban & Regional Planning Tribunal

0

16.

Department of outdoor advertisement and signages

0

17.

Department of information & communication

0

18.

Department of reform coordination and service
improvement

0

19.

Department of information, communication & technology

0

20.

FCDA Administration

0

21.

Finance & Administration

0

22.

Engineering Services

287,138,195,219

23.

Public Buildings

118,350,000,000

24.

Resettlement and Compensation Department

6,434,484,843

25.

Urban and Regional Planning

0

26.

Survey and Mapping

0

27.

MASS HOUSING DEPARTMENT

0

28.

FCDA Procumbent Department

0

29.

Internal Audit

0

30.

Public Relations

0

31.

Engineering design

0

32.

FCDA legal services

0

33.

FCDA finance and accounts

0

34.

(Engineering infrastructure & rehabilitation department

62,177,906,841

35.

Fct legal secretariat

1,300,000,000

36.

Area council secretariat

0

37.

ACSS inspectorate, planning and monitoring

0

38.

ACSS chieftaincy and community development

0

39.

ACSS primary health care department

0

40.

ACSS planning, research and statistics

0

41.

Area Councils Service Commission

0

42.

FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board

0

43.

Office of the Auditor-General for FCT Area Councils

0

44.

Transport Secretariat

0

45.

Road Traffic Services

0

46.

Bus Rapid Transit & Transport Regulations (BRT&TR)

0

47.

Department of Traffic Management

32,034,173,322

48.

Department of Transportation

29,600,000,000

49.

Department of Transportation Planning, Research and statistics

0

50.

Education Secretariat

22,046,458,460

51.

Agency For Mass Education

0

52.

FCT Education Resource Centre

0

53.

FCT Universal Basic Education

2,031,848,697

54.

FCT Secondary Education Board

1,000,000,000

55.

FCT College of Education, Zuba

0

56.

FCT agency for science & technology

0

57.

FCT Scholarship Board

0

58.

Department of Quality Assurance

0

59.

Department of Higher Education

0

60.

Department of Policy, Planning, Research & Statistics

0

61.

Department of Special Needs Education

0

62.

HHS Secretariat

10,218,597,151

63.

School of Nursing & Midwifery

0

64.

Department of Nursing Services

0

65.

Public Health Department

0

66.

Health Planning Research & Statistics

0

67.

Department of Pharmacy

0

68.

FCT Medical & Diagnostics

0

69.

Health Management Board

0

70.

Asokoro District Hospital

0

71.

Maitama District Hospital

0

72.

Wuse District Hospital

0

73.

Kubwa District Hospital

0

74.

FCT Semi-Urban Districts Hospital

0

75.

FCT Satellite District Hospitals

0

76.

Primary Health Care Development Board

0

77.

Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat

1,526,125,001

78.

FCT Agric Development Project

300,000,000

79.

Department of Agric SERVICES

700,000,000

80.

Department of Agricultural Planning, Research and Statistics

0

81.

Department of Veterinary Services

300,000,000

82.

Department of Animal Husbandry

0

83.

Department of Forestry and Rural Development

0

84.

Department of Cooperative & Rural Development

500,000,000

85.

Department of Fisheries

200,000,000

86.

Social Development Secretariat

0

87.

Welfare Department

0

88.

Sports Department

0

89.

Tourism Department

0

90.

Gender Development Department

0

91.

Arts & Culture

0

92.

youth department

0

93.

Department of Social Development Planning, Research and Statistics

0

94.

FCT Women Affairs Secretariat

2,297,608,920

95.

Abuja Metropolitan Management Council

3,000,000,000

96.

Parks and Recreation

0

97.

Facilities Maintenance and Management

20,490,000,000

98.

FCT Urban Affairs

0

99.

Development Control Department

2,270,000,000

100.

FCT Water Board

3,000,000,000

101.

FCT Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency

0

102.

Department of Solid Minerals and Allied Matters

0

103.

Abuja Environmental Protection Board

3,585,375,150

104.

Abuja Geographic Information Systems.

0

105.

Satellite Towns Development Department

115,700,000,000

106.

Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC)

0

107.

FCT Emergency Management Agency

0

108.

Department of Fire Service

0

TOTAL CAPITAL

768,328,232,759

GRAND TOTAL RECURRENT & CAPITAL

1,282,270,610,283

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Synopsis of the report:

Hon. Mukhtar Betara stated that the report of the Bill is in line with the statutory laws of Nigeria. He stated that the committee worked with the Senate Committee on FCT and came up with this harmonized version and after reviewing the provisions of the Bill made the above recommendations for the consideration of the House. He urged Honorable members to support its approval for the smooth running of the Federal Capital Territory administration.

Summary of voting:

Clauses voted on and approved: 1-7

  1. Committee on Finance:

Hon. James Abiodun Faleke:

“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Finance on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Inland Revenue Account, the total sum of (N446,342,696,992) four hundred and forty-six billion, three hundred and forty–two million, six hundred and ninety–six thousand, nine hundred and ninety–two, Naira only, of which (N177,441,479,682) one hundred and seventy–seven billion, four hundred and forty–one million, four hundred and seventy–nine thousand, six hundred and eighty–two Naira, only is for Personnel Cost, while the sum of (N156,454,385,055) one hundred and fifty–six billion, four hundred and fifty–four million, three hundred and eight–five thousand, fifty–five Naira, only is for Overhead Cost and the sum of (N112,446,832,255) one hundred and twelve Billion, four hundred and forty–six million, eight hundred and thirty–two thousand, two hundred and fifty–five, Naira, only is for Capital Cost for the year ending 31 December, 2024 (Laid: 13/3/2024) – Committee of Supply.

Approve the total sum of (N446,342,696,992) four hundred and forty-six billion, three hundred and forty–two million, six hundred and ninety–six thousand, nine hundred and ninety–two, Naira only as total Expenditure for Federal Inland Revenue for the year ending 31 December, 2024.

Synopsis of the report:

Hon. James Faleke stated that the Finance committee during its work made some critical observations which the report addresses to drive the improvement of service delivery of the FIRS in order to boost its revenue generating drive and capacity.

Summary of voting:

Recommendations voted on and adopted: 1-4


HOUSE IN PLENARY:

The House reverted to plenary and adopted the report of the committee on Supply following a motion by Hon. Julius Ihonbvere and seconded by Hon. Kingsley Chinda.


BILL

A Bill for an Act to Authorise the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of (N1,282,270,610,283.00) one trillion, two hundred and eighty two billion, two hundred and seventy million, six hundred and ten thousand, two hundred and eighty three Naira, only, of which the sum of (N140,915,003,856.00) one hundred and forty billion, nine hundred and fifteen million, three thousand, eight hundred and fifty six Naira, only is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of (N373,027,373,668.00) three hundred and seventy three billion, twenty seven million, three hundred and seventy three thousand, six hundred and sixty eight Naira, only is for Overhead Costs; while the balance of (N768,328,232,759.00) seven hundred and sixty eight billion, three hundred and twenty eight million, two hundred and thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty nine Naira, only is for Capital Projects; for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending on 31, December, 2024”-Third Reading.

Debate:

Hon. Julius Ihonbvere moved for the House to suspend its relevant rules to allow for the third reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Hon. Kingsley Chinda. The Bill was voted on, approved for Third reading and Passed.

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS (HOUSE IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE) Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu Chaired:

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish the National Research and Innovation Council and National Research and Innovation Fund to set National priorities on Research, Innovation and Development and for Related Matters (HB.697) (Leader) – Committee of the Whole: 9/11/2023.

Synopsis of the report:

Hon. Julius Ihonbvere stated that the Bill seeks the establishment of the Council for the promotion of innovation as well as the development and empowerment of ideas of Nigerians.

Summary of voting:

Clauses voted on and approved: 1-25

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish National Assembly Budget and Research Office which Provides the National Assembly with Objective, Timely and Non-Partisan Analysis Needed for Economic and Budget Decisions; and for Related Matters (HB.600) (Leader) – Committee of the Whole:23/11/2023.

Synopsis of the report:

Hon. Julius Ihonbere stated that the Bill seeks to empower National Assembly’s research staff to ensure the work of the National Assembly more timely and smoother.

Summary of voting:

Clauses voted on and approved: 4, 11 & 15

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Federal Colleges of Education Act, Cap. F8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Establish Federal College of Education, Illo, Kebbi State and for Related Matters (HB. 1045) – Committee of the Whole: 6/3/2024.

Synopsis of the report:

Hon. Julius Ihonbvere stated that the Bill seeks to amend the Principal Act to accommodate the proposed College of Education for the educational development of Nigerians in the region.

Summary of voting:

Clauses voted on and approved: 1-3


HOUSE IN PLENARY:

The House reverted to plenary and adopted the report of the committee of the Whole following a motion by Hon. Julius Ihonbvere and seconded by Hon. Kingsley Chinda.


Hon. Julius Ihonbvere moved for the House to adopt the votes and proceedings of the day and it was seconded by Hon. Kingsley Chinda.


Adjournment:

The House at 14:24 PM adjourned plenary to Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 by 11:00 A.M following a motion for adjournment moved by the Leader of the House, Hon. Julius Ihonbvere and seconded by the Minority Leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda.

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

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