The upper chamber has yesterday received six new aviation sector bills from President Muhammadu Buhari to be considered and passed into law.
The letter for the request of consideration which was addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan during plenary reads:
“Pursuant to Section 58 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), I formally request that the following Six (6) Bills be considered for passage into law by the Senate.
“The bills are: Civil Aviation Bill, 2019; Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Bill, 2019; Nigerian College of Airspace Management Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2019; Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2019; Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2019; and Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (Establishment) Bill, 2019.”
The Senate President, after reading the letter, directed the clerk to ensure that the bills are gazetted and distributed to Senators.
The Senate also considered a Bill for an Act to amend the National Council on Public Procurement and Bureau of Public Procurement Act No. 14 of 2007.
According to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, an amendment to the Public Procurement Act would ensure a successful implementation of the 2020 budget when passed into law by the National Assembly.
The bill which was sponsored by Senator Abdullahi Sankara is among the three bills up for amendment of the Public Procurement Act by the National Assembly.
The Public Procurement bill was further referred to the Senate Committee on Public Procurement for further legislative work.