We remain committed to our Legislative Agenda – Senate President

***Reiterates NASS’s desire to pass Electoral Reforms Bill first quarter 2021

By Francis Etuko

Abuja (Precise Post) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Wednesday that the remained committed to its which also prioritises Electoral Reforms Bill.

Lawan made the remarks while declaring open a Public Hearing on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the No. 6  2010(as amended) and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020.

The event which held at the complex in Abuja was jointly organised by the Senate Committee on INEC and the House Committee on Electoral Matters.

The seized the occasion to reiterate his earlier promise that the would work hard to ensure that the Electoral Reforms Bill is passed by the first quarter of 2021.

“I said that about two weeks ago quite rightly and we mean it. People may chose to accuse us for any other thing but not what we do here.

“We remain committed to all the issues we have considered important in our .

“Without anybody holding us responsible, we have achieved most not those things that we have set as targets and amendment is one of those targets.

“By the Grace of God, we will work so hard to pass it before the end of the first quarter of next year,” Lawan said.

The said the much awaited (PIB) would be accorded similar treatment by the National Assembly.

Lawan said the target is to pass the PIB before the end of the second quarter of next year.

“In the National Assembly here and particularly the ninth Assembly, we have set a in the Senate. They have one in the House. Although they are similar, we have consistently remained focused on the amendment and Constitutional amendment that may also refine the and the political environment generally in Nigeria,” Lawan said.

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