FOURTH REPUBLIC 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (2015-2019) THIRD SESSION NO. 168 985
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ORDER PAPER Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
1. Prayers 2. Approval of the Votes and Proceedings 3. Oaths 4. Message from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (if any) 5. Message from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (if any) 6. Other Announcements (if any) 7. Petitions (if any) 8. Matter(s) of Urgent Public Importance 9. Personal Explanation
PRESENTATION OF BILLS
1. Federal University, Gashua (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1443) (Senate) – First Reading.
2. Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1444) (Senate) – First Reading.
3. Compulsory, Free University Basic Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1459) (Senate) – First Reading
4. Advertising Practitioners (Registration, Licensing, etc.) (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1445) (Hon. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka) – First Reading.
5. Federal College of Agriculture, Baissa (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1446) (Hon. Danasabe C. Hosea) – First Reading.
6. National Independent Examination Appeal Commission Bill, 2018 (HB.1447) (Hon. Danasabe C. Hosea) – First Reading.
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7. Security Watch Tower Center (Special Provisions) Bill, 2018 (HB.1448) (Hon. Olajide Abdulraheem) – First Reading.
8. National Universities Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1449) (Hon. O. K. Chinda) – First Reading.
9. Federal Road Safety Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1450) (Hon. Olufemi Fakeye) – First Reading.
10. Acts Authentication Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1451) (Hon. Ekpoattai I. Owoidighe) – First Reading.
11. Federal Colleges of Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1452) (Hon. Oluwole Oke) – First Reading.
12. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1453) (Hon. Uzoma Nkem Abonta)
13. Births, Deaths, Etc. (Compulsory Registration) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1454) (Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama) – First Reading.
14. Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1455) (Hon. Kayode Oladele and Hon. Ekpoattai I. Owoidighe) – First Reading.
15. Freedom of Information Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1456) (Hon. Omosede Igbinedion) – First Reading.
16. National Pest Control Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB.1457) (Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakubu) – First Reading.
17. Federal University, Omoku (Establishment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1458) (Hon. Uchechuku G. Nnam-Obi) – First Reading.
PRESENTATION OF REPORTS
1. Committee on Appropriations: Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki: “That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Appropriations on a Bill for an Act to authorize the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, the total sum of N9,120,334,988,225 (Nine Trillion, One Hundred and Twenty Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Eight Thousand, Two Hundred and TwentyFive Naira) only, of which the sum of N 530,421,368,624 (Five Hundred and Thirty Billion, Four Hundred and Twenty-One Million, Three Hundred and Sixty-Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty-Four Naira) only is for Statutory Transfers, the sum of N2,203,835,365,699 (Two Trillion, Two Hundred and Three Billion, Eight Hundred and Thirty-Five Million, Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand, Six Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira) only is for Debt Service of which the sum of N190,000,000,000 (One Hundred and Ninety Billion Naira) only is for Sinking Fund for maturing loans, the sum of N3,516,477,902,077 ( Three Trillion, Five Hundred and Sixteen Billion, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven Million, Nine Hundred and Two Thousand, Seventy Seven Naira) only is for Recurrent (Non-Debt) Expenditure, while the sum of N2,869,600,351,825 (Two Trillion, Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine Billion, Six Hundred Million, Three Hundred and Fifty- One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five Naira) only,
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is contribution to the Development Fund for Capital Expenditure (Exclusive of Capital Expenditure in Statutory Transfers) for the year ending on the 31st December, 2018 (HB. 1207) (Referred: 5/12/17).
2. Committee on Public Petitions Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta: Petition by Pat Ozule: ‘That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Pat Ozule against the Management of the Nigerian AGIP Oil Company (NAOC)on the alleged breach of Contract, deliberate refusal to pay for service rendered, seizure and other acts of impunity perpetrated by the Management of the Company” (Referred: 28/9/2017):
3. Committee on Public Petitions Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta: Petition by Iwere Mashark and Others: ‘That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Iwere Mashark and Others against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)on the alleged disengagement of the NNPC Casual Staff, Warri Zone” (Referred:15/6/2017). 4. Committee on Public Petitions Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta: Petition by Sule Ugo Ugwunnadi and Associates: ‘That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Sule Ugo Ugwunnadi and Associates, Legal Practitioners on behalf of Jukatex Nigeria (Ltd) against the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor on the alleged unethical charges and unprofessional banking practices by Access Bank Plc.” (Referred: 8/6/2018). 5. Committee on Public Petitions Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta: Petition by Patrick Ogbonna: ‘That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Patrick Ogbonna against Abuja Municipal Area Council on the issue of unlawful demolition of Sixteen Self Contained Rooms at Gwagwa Village in FCT Abuja in 2006” (Referred: 19/10/2017). 6. Committee on Public Petitions Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta: Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma: ‘That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on the unlawful termination of his appointment by the Management of the Agency (Referred: 5/11/2015).
ORDERS OF THE DAY BILLS
1. Consolidation of Bills: (a) A Bill for an Act to Establish the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons charged with Responsibility to, among other things, Regulate and Prohibit Proliferation of Small Arms, Ammunitions and Light Weapons and sensitize the Public on the dangers of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Order to Discourage their Production; and for Related Matters (HB. 1295) (Hon. Yakubu Dogara),
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2. A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Explosives Act, No. 34, 1967, Cap. E18, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Re-enact the Explosives Bill, 2018 to make Comprehensive Provisions for the use and control of Explosives in Nigeria and; for Related Matters, 2018 (HBs. 379, 498, 552 and 670) – Third Reading. 3. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Architects (Registration, etc,) Act, Cap.A19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to enhance the penalties and to make Appeals from the Disciplinary Committee lie to the High Court; and for Related Matters, 2018 (HB. 254) – Third Reading. 4. A Bill for an Act to Establish the Allied Dental Health Professionals Council; and for Related Matters (HB. 1345) (Hon. Ajibola Israel Famurewa) – Second Reading. 5. A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal University of Agriculture, Dadin Kowa, Gombe State to make Comprehensive Provisions for its due Management and Administration; and for Related Matters (HB. 1327) (Hon. Abubakar A. Yunusa) – Second Reading. 6. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Federal Polytechnics Act, Cap, F17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Establish Federal Polytechnic, Fagge, Kano State to Provide Opportunities for Technical Education in furtherance of Government Economic Objective of Ensuring Effective, Dynamic and Self-Reliant Economy and for Related Matters (HB.1383) (Hon.Aminu Suleiman) – Second Reading.
MOTIONS 7. Call on the Ministry of Niger Delta to Restore the Original Design of Oron-Eket-Onna Axis of the East-West Road and Complete the Project: Hon. Owoidighe Ekpoattai.
The House: Notes that in 2006, the East West Road project was designed to link up all oil bearing towns in the six South-South geopolitical zones as well as provide for a dual carriageway across the respective towns; Aware that the Oron-Eket-Onna axis measuring 50km was awarded to Gitto Construction Company Limited III in 2006 for the sum of N37.5 billion with a completion date of 2010; Concerned that the construction of the dual carriageway was terminated abruptly at the Ikot Usoekong (Eket) axis of the road and diverted into a single lane by the Niger Delta Ministry under the excuse of paucity of funds when the N37.5 billion contract sum covered such incidentals as compensation and bridges; Also concerned that despite several peaceful overtures to the officials of the Ministry by stakeholders on the need to revert to the original design, nothing tangible has been achieved so far;
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Further concerned that Eket, which produces 50% of Nigeria’s oil revenue amidst other contributions to the development of Nigeria, could be deprived of adequate infrastructural development by the Federal Government; Worried about the mounting agitation by the people of Eket over the diversion, delay, and shoddy job by the contractor despite payment of N33 billion of the contract sum; Resolves to: Mandate the Committees on Niger Delta Ministry and, Legislative Compliance to prevail on the Ministry of Niger Delta to immediately restore the original design of the project and take steps to complete same without further delay and report to the House within four (4) weeks for further legislative action. 8. Need to Develop the Yoruba–Kiriji War Site at Igbajo and Imesi-Ile, Osun State into a World Class Tourist Destination: Hon. Oluwole Oke: The House: Notes that from 1877-1893, the Yoruba land was plunged into a civil war, popularly known as the Kiriji War or Ekiti-Parapo War; Also notes that the war, which is the last and longest war that has plagued the Yoruba nation was between two confederations, the Western Yorubas comprising Ibadan and its allies and the Eastern Yorubas comprising, Ijeshas/Ekitis and their allies; Aware that as a result of the strength and dexterity of each of the Confederations, the war dragged for 16 years until the intervention of the British through the efforts of Governor Carter, Acting Colonial Secretary, Henry Higgins and Queens Advocate Special and Commissioner Clerk in Holy Order, Mr. Oliver Smith; Recalls that on 23 September, 1886, with the intervention of the British, both parties signed the Peace Pact at a location between Igbajo and Imesi-Ile in the present Osun State; Further recalls that the Peace Pact formed the basis for the British annexation of the hinterlands of Yoruba land and the expansion of the British Protectorate over the region; Further notes that the site of the Kiriji war has become a major tourist attraction and plays host to historic war monuments like the Okuta Orunorunga, Latoosa Stool, Fejeboju Stream, Latoosa Groove and the Peace Pact site; Observes that this historic site and monuments that preserve the history of Yoruba people have not been properly harnessed and developed into a befitting world class tourist site; Also observes that with proper intervention, development and investment by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the site will evolve into a major tourist destination and will generate huge revenue for the nation’s economy; Also aware that previous attempts by players in the private sector and the Osun State government have not been successful; Concerned that if urgent steps are not taken to preserve and develop the tourist sites, Nigeria may lose a huge part of it heritage and history and we will continue to lose potential foreign exchange from tourists;
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Resolves to: (i) Urge the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to initiate steps and implement ideas to develop the Yoruba-Kiriji war site into a world class tourist destination;
(ii) Mandate the Committees on Culture and Tourism, and Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation
9. Need to Stop the Incessant Merciless and Barbaric Attacks by Armed Bandits on Birnin Gwari Communities in Kaduna State: Hon. Hassan Adamu Shekarau Hon. Abbas Tajudeen: The House: Notes the incessant attacks by the Armed Bandits on Birnin Gwari Communities of Kaduna State; Also notes that Armed Bandits attacked Gwaska village on Saturday 5th of May, 2018, where over 70 persons were brutally killed while several others were maimed and injured; Aware that in the last two (2) years, over 1000 persons have been killed by the armed bandits, over 100,000 livestock stolen and property worth millions of naira destroyed; Concerned that the mode of operation by the bandits has become alarming as they have increased in number and carry sophisticated weapons, likening them to terrorists; Worried that despite the efforts of the inhabitants of the Communities and the Kaduna State Government to track and eliminate these bandits, the actions of neighbouring states in the areas of collaboration and joint operations provides the bandits the opportunity to continue their attacks unabated; Also worried that due to these incessant attacks, social and economic activities in the communities are grounded which has necessitated migration of the inhabitants of the villages to other places; Appreciates the intervention of the Kaduna State Government Area for providing immediate relief materials to the victims; Also appreciates President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick intervention by directing the Inspector general of Police (IG) to mobilize additional 300 police men to the area; Acknowledges the President’s approval for establishment of an Army Battalion, upgrading of Birnin Gwari Police Division to Police Area Command and creating additional two (2) Police Divisions in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna State; Resolves to: (i) observe a minute silence in honour of the people killed in the attacks; (ii) Condemn the incessant brutal attacks by the Armed Bandits on the people of Birnin Gwari Communities in Kaduna State; (iii) urge the Federal Government to declare the Armed Bandits as Terrorists and treat them as such, immediately reinforce security in the Communities so as to enable the inhabitants go back to their ancestral homes and hasten the establishment of the Army Battalion, the Area Police Command and the two additional Police Divisions as approved;
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(iv) commend the Kaduna State Government for its efforts at curbing all forms of crimes and insecurity in the state; (v) further urge the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials to the victims; (vi) manadate the Committees on Defence, Army, Airforce, Police Affairs, and Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation..
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS 10. Committee on Housing: Hon. Ahmed Babba Kaita: “That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Housing on Need to Ensure Full Compliance with the National Housing Fund Act for Effective Housing Delivery in Nigeria and approve the recommendations therein” (Laid: 22/2/2018).
(i) that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Commercial Banks and Insurance Companies should be compelled to perform their statutory duties as provided in the Act;
(ii) that the Federal Government should re-capitalise the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to the tune of N500 billion to make it more vibrant and responsive to its functions, for effective housing delivery in Nigeria;
(iii) that the promotion of the parallel organisations against the interest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should be further investigated and sanctioned;
(iv) that the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria should be given necessary government support in areas like guarantee, recapitalisation and allocations to empower the Bank for maximum productivity; (v) that steps should be taken to review the provisions of the Act to make it more enforceable;
(vi) that the existing Federal Government institutions should be supported rather than create new ones to avoid duplication of functions.
11. Committee on Public Petitions: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta “That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Ken Ayapaye against the Nigeria Police Force on malicious victimization and dismissal from service and approve the recommendations therein”(Laid: 21/11/2017).
(i) urge the Nigeria Police Force to reinstate Ken Ayapaye into the Nigeria Police forthwith;
(ii) that all his salaries and entitlements be paid to him.
992 Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 No. 168 COMMITTEE MEETINGS Committee Date Time Venue 1. Rules and Business Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 06 (White House) Assembly Complex 2. Public Petitions (Investigative Hearing) Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 429 New Building (House) Assembly Complex 3. FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 144 New Building (House) Assembly Complex 4. Foreign Affairs Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 244 New Building (House) Assembly Complex 5. Conference Committee on National Transport Commission Bill Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 305 New Building (Senate) Assembly Complex
6. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (Investigative Hearing)
Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 236 New Building (House) Assembly Complex 7. Appropriations Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 120 New Building (House) Assembly Complex 8. Women in Parliament Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 024 New Building (House) Assembly Complex