On its last but one day, the 7th Senate passed as many as 46 bills. Some of the bills had been waiting for four years or longer.
The lawmakers, many of whom would not be returning to the 8th Senate having lost election, used five hours to pass the 46 bills, against the normal rule of passing bills in the upper chamber. Some protested but Senate president David Mark ruled otherwise.
Some of the bills passed are Office of the Nigerian Financial Ombudsman Bill, 2015; Institute of Chartered Trustees of Nigeria Bill, 2015; People’s Bank of Nigeria Act (Repeal) Bill, 2015; Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry Act (Repeal) Bill, 2015; Federal Saving Bank Act (Repeal) Bill, 2015; Loan (State Development) Act (Repeal) Bill, 2015; Chartered Institute of Statisticians of Nigeria Bill, 2015 and Nigerian Metallurgical Industry Bill, 2015.
The Senate also passed the Federal Audit Commission Bill, 2015; Treasury Management Bill, 2015; Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2015; and Investments and Securities (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
The Senate passed 106 bills in four years, after consuming well over N600billion of the nation’s resources.
On its last day, Thursday, June 4, the Senate may take another look at the amendment to the 1999 Constitution (as amended) before holding a valedictory session to mark the end of the 7th Senate.


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