Seventh Senate winds down, passes 123 bills

The Seventh Senate adjourned indefinitely on Thursday after a valedictory session attended by former leadership of the red chamber and the 107 outgoing senators.
The duo of Senators Ahmed Zannah (Borno North) and Uche Chukwumerije (Abia South) died shortly before the end of the current legislative year.
Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba,  in his speech, said the Seventh Senate considered and passed 123 out of the 591 bills introduced to the upper chamber in the last four years while the rest were in different stages of legislative processes.
He said some of the bills passed, which had far reaching impact on the polity, included Occupational Safety and Health Bill, Pensions Reform Act amendment, Same Sex  Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, among others.Mark, in his valedictory message, said he took full responsibility for all the shortcomings recorded by the senate in the last four years.


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