Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako has said that the North-East Development Commission Bill would be laid today at the floor of the Senate in preparatory for the third reading.
Senator Nyako informed in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja that the joint Committee on Special Duties and that of Establishment and Public Service had gathered enough contributions from various stakeholders during their recent public hearing at the National Assembly.
According to him, the public hearing was meant to get additional inputs from stakeholders.
The lawmaker, who represents Adamawa Central senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the Bill would be laid after which a date would be fixed for a thorough clause by clause debate by senators.
Senator Nyako added that the debate wass expected to hold next week.
It would be recalled that Senate President Bukola Saraki had told the joint committee during the public hearing that time was not on their side, saying they would be held responsible if the report was not brought to plenary on May 25.
“I will hold Senator Nyako responsible if the Bill is not reported back to plenary on the 25th of May,” the statement quoted the senate president.
According to Saraki, the eighth National Assembly is prepared to give priority to the Bill by creating legislative frame work for the government to provide the basic structure and capacity for rapid development.
He added that the stakeholders’ contributions would deepen the Senate discussion at the plenary and as well help provide the missing tools for the third reading.

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