FOURTH REPUBLIC 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (2015-2019) THIRD SESSION NO. 175 1015
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ORDER PAPER Wednesday, 23 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. National Health Insurance Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1465) (Hon. Anayo Nnebe) – First Reading. 2. National Small Scale Business Development Loan Scheme Bill, 2018 (HB. 1466) (Hon. Anayo Nnebe) – First Reading.
3. Immigration and Prisons Services Board Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018(HB. 1467) (Hon. Anayo Nnebe) – First Reading.
4. Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2018(HB. 1468) (Hon. Soyinka Abiola Olatunji) – First Reading.
5. Federal College of Education, Technical Ikare-Akoko (Establishment) Bill, 2018(HB. 1469) (Hon. Olemija Stephen Friday and 3Others) – First Reading.
1016 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 No. 175 PRESENTATION OF REPORT Report of Conference Committee: Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki: “That the House do receive the Report of the Conference Committee on the Appropriations Bill, 2018” _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ORDERS OF THE DAY BILLS 1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the provisions of the Electoral Act, No. 6, 2010 to further Improve the Electoral Process and for Related Matters (HB.1425) (Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku, Hon. Ahmed Babba Kaita and Hon. Eucharia Azodo) – Second Reading. 2. A Bill for an Act to Establish Federal College of Education, Obot Akara, Akwa Ibom State, to Provide Full-Time Courses, Teaching Instruction and Training in Technology, Applied Science, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Management; and for Related Matters (HB. 1339) (Hon. Emmanuel Akpan) – Second Reading.
MOTIONS 3. Call to Address the Plight of the People of Iloro, Ojo of Ojo Federal Constituency: Hon. Tajudeen Adekunle Obasa: The House: Notes that on Tuesday 8 May, 2018 a heavy rainfall destroyed several building at Ilaro in Ojo Community of Ojo Federal Constituency, which resulted in the death of a Pupil named Mubarak Owolabi, and injury to several other pupils as well as rendered hundreds of resident homeless; Also notes that in 2015 a similar disaster happened to the same Community where a boat capsizied and killed twelve students and many buildings destroyed and up till date no form of assistance has been rendered to the victims of the disaster; Concerned that despite the havoc wreaked on the Community neither the Lagos State Government nor the Federal Government has come to the aid of the affected Community in any form even though an appeal was made to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to that effect vide a letter dated 17 November, 2016. Also concerned that the people of Iloro Communities, Ishahai, Imude,Ojota, Etegbin, lgbolobi, Okolodun, Erekun, Okunkobo, Agaja, Petepete, Traffic 1 and 2, Olomometta Igbooja, Egira Communities and the entire Okoagbado Communities that were sub-merged as a result of the devastating rainfall are all predominately rural farmers, thus the disaster has caused them untold hardship as they have lost their homes and source of livelihood; Resolves to: (i) Observe one minute silence for the souls of the departed; (ii) urge the Federal Government to come to the aid of the parents of the pupil who was killed, and those injured in the disaster;
No. 175 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 1017 (iii) also urge the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately send relief materials to the people of lloro, lmude.Ojota, Etegbin, Ishahai, Igbolobi, Okolodun, Erekun, Okunkobo, Agaja,Petepete, Taffi 1 and 2, Olomometta town who have become homeless; (iv) Mandate the Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to ensure compliance. 4. Need to Investigate the Alleged Violation of Provisions of the Public Procurement Act and Financial Mismanagement by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM): Hon. Zakariya’u Galadima: The House: Recalls that following the enactment of the Pension Reform Act, 2014 the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) is required to enforce and administer the provisions of the Act, coordinate and enforce all other laws on pension and retirement benefits in Nigeria; Also recalls that based on the provisions of the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014, the Commission is empowered to charge and collect fees, levies and penalties in the cause of administering its regulatory and compliance role and in some cases to impose sanctions and fine on erring employers, Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and Pension Fund Custodians (PFCs); Notes that like other Government agencies, PENCOM is required to utilize its funds prudently and efficiently and to make all payment into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) or designated accounts maintained in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), except otherwise expressly approved; Further recalls that PENCOM is authorized by the provisions of the PRA 2014 to invest its funds in order to generate income; Worried that the PENCOM investment power in the recent past has been subjected to gross abuse without compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 by its Management; Disturbed that PENCOM, under the guise of investing its funds, deposited about one billion naira into Aso Savings and Loans Plc, Abuja, at a ridiculously low interest rate and further directed Aso Saving to lend the money to MGSL Mortgage Bank Limited, Abuja where a senior member of the Management has interest; Worried that recently the Commission in awarding contracts and sundry services did not recourse to due process as evident in the following transactions:- (i) unilaterally engaging a consultant Mr. Olufemi Adeagbo, the Managing Director, Comnavig who is being paid the sum of N2,300,000.00 monthly for the past two years;
(ii) employment of IT consultant, one Mrs Olayemi Keri, who is being paid the sum of N3,000,000.00 monthly plus other allowances, a car and a driver attached which privileges are not being enjoyed by the General Managers in the Commission;
(iii) hosted World Pension Summit in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively where it was alleged that over two Billion naira was spent.
1018 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 No. 175 Also worried that if these alleged reckless spendings, misappropriation of funds and lack of adherence to due process are not addressed, the Commission may proceed with similar abuses in future that will certainly put the interest of Pensioners and the Industry as whole in jeopardy; Resolves to: Mandate Committees on Public Procurement and Pensions to investigate the allegations and report back to the House within six (6) further legislative action. 5. Need to Investigate the Processes of Land Allocation in the Federal Capital Territory from 2007 – 2015: Hon. Bashir Baballe: The House: Notes that lands measuring about 10,000sqm within the Federal Capital Territory are vested and administered by the Federal Capital Territory administration; Aware that all developed lands in the FCT passed through legal processes which involve various departments of the Federal Capital Territory Administration before interest thereon devolved to citizens for their private uses; Disturbed that a number of allocations of plots of land in the FCT did not follow due process and, consequently altered the Master Plan of the FCT thereby jeopardizing the concept of having a world class City; Worried that in the allocation process, the original owners of Lands in the FCT, particularly, those that gave up their Ancestral lands were denied any benefits and their Communities remain underdeveloped, thus creating slums within the city, an example of which is the Jabi Village situated in the heart of a highbrow low density layout within the city; Resolves to: Mandate the Committee on Federal Capital Territory to: (i) review all Land allocations in the Federal Capital Territory from 2007-2015 to ascertain whether due process was followed in the allocations;
(ii) ensure the payment of the prescribed fees, where it is established that due process was not followed in such allocation, and payments thereof be used to develop slums within the FCT;
(iii) recommend the prosecution of FCT Officers found culpable in the breach of such procedure and report back within eight (8) weeks for further legislative action.
6. Need to Intervene in the Unfair Labour Practices in the Nigerian Football Sector: Hon. Ayo Omidiran: The House: Notes the unfolding cases of Nigerian based footballers experiencing unfair labour practices by many football clubs, especially at the Amateur League level; Further notes that the unfair labour practices include refusal to pay salaries, match bonuses as agreed, lack of good medical services, denial of players’ copies of their contract, etc.
No. 175 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 1019 Aware of the negative effects of such unfair practices on the development of football for Social, peace, human rights and gross domestic product; Worried that although the Super Eagles and Falcons perform impressively at International matches, our local league, which is our national pride and an alternative source of revenue for the country is at risk of losing its credibility in the light of these challenges; Resolves to: Constitute an Ad-hoc Committee to: (i) ascertain the cause of heavy indebtedness of Clubs and other unfair labour practices meted out on players with a view to effectively resolving them; (ii) investigate the cases of failure to enforce Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) players’ arbitration decisions, which has made it impossible for many players to get paid as ordered by the Nigerian Football Federation. 7. Urgent Call for Concerted Diplomatic Action to Stop the Recurring Killings of Nigerians in South Africa: Hon. Nkeiruka C. Onyejeocha. The House: Recalls the numerous incidences of the gruesome killings of Nigerians in the Republic of South Africa, most of which prompted different reactions from the House, Nigerians, and the world at large; Regrets that despite the reactions of the House to those previous killings, there has been no resolute move by the Federal Government to engage the Government of South Africa in a bid to stop the killings of Nigerians, which have continued with mindless impunity; Concerned that Nigerians remain an endangered people in South Africa with no succor in sight from either the Nigerian or South African Government; informed that on 5 May, 2018, one Mr. Francis Ochuba who hailed from Umudimim Ngodo Isuochi, Umunneochi L.G.A, Abia State was gunned down in central Johannesburg while visiting his tenant along with his female South African Estate agent to demand for rent; Also informed that on the 13 May, 2018, Mr. Chidi Ibebuike who hailed from Uturu, Isuikwuato L.G.A, Abia State was shot dead and his car snatched at Mpumalanga, South Africa, while one Sunday Ezeji popularly known as “Alhaji” was also shot to death on 17 November, 2017 in front of his shop at Pretoria, South Africa; Worried by the seeming unabated impunity with which Nigerians are attacked and killed in cold blood sometimes within the view of South African law enforcement agents; Believes that a lot more needs to be done by the Federal Government through deliberations with the South African Government to ensure the protection of Nigerians in South Africa and also that justice is done over previous incidences of Nigerians who were killed in cold blood; Resolves to: (i) condemn the killings of Late Francis Ochuba, Chidi Ibebuike and Sunday Ezekiel on the 17 November 2017 and, 5 and 13 May, 2018 respectively and other 116 Nigerians gruesomely murdered in South Africa in the last two years;
1020 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 No. 175 (ii) invite the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to brief the House on measure taken by the Presidency to guarantee the security of lives and property of Nigerian in South Africa;
(iii) urge the Federal Government to undertake diplomatic engagements with the Republic of South Africa on the need to protect the rights and lives of Nigerians in South Africa;
(iv) mandate the Committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to ensure implementation.
8. Need to Curb Mob Killings and Jungle Justice across the Federation: Hon. Ezekiel A. Adaji: The House: Notes that democracy which Nigeria operates is anchored on respect for the rule of law, constitutionalism, order, justice and fairness; Further notes that Nigerian Laws have adequate provisions that empowers law enforcement agencies to enforce and implement all the laws which makes the Nigerian Nation remain orderly and that the fundamental human rights of its citizens as enshrined in the Constitution and other international laws are respected; Observes that mob killings and jungle justice are the consequences of failure of criminal justice, the failure of society to apply uniform and equal standards, irrational human instincts and impulses, and the failure of criminal justice institutions and agencies to prevent its occurrence and punish those who engage in heinous practices; Regrets that people across the Federation of Nigeria, who have suffered one crime or the other have now accepted lynch mob justice as the best model to exact their vengeance, hence the law enforcement agencies are not effective; Concerned that in recent times so many innocent lives have been lost in Nigeria as a result of an upsurge in the spate of extra judicial killings, with the report of the Amnesty International putting the figure of victims of mob justice from the period of 1 January, 2018 to 31 march, 2018 at 29 persons; Further concerned that the incessant application of mob attacks targeting crime suspects may have gained motivation from the criminal practice of extra judicial killings by virtually all the law enforcement agencies and that the police is principally most guilty of employing such crude tactics as extra judicial execution of suspects of crime in their custody which has become a widely tolerated practice; Worried that apart from the illegality of extra judicial killing of suspects, there is every likelihood of human error, which may lead to wrongful killing of innocent persons; Acknowledges that for the health and safety of the society, those who felt above the law are made to face the full height of the law so as to eliminate the chance of Nigeria witnessing impunity and anarchy in the society; Resolves to: (i) urge the Federal Ministry of Justice to prosecute perpetrators of mob killings;
(ii) also urge the Inspector General of Police to hold accountable Commissioners of
Police where mob killings had taken place and other security breaches that occur in their areas
No. 175 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 1021 of jurisdiction, moreso when some of the mob actions that have resulted in deaths are known to have occurred within the vicinities of Police Stations; (iii) further urge various Courts in Nigeria to timeously and effectively handle all criminal cases and to fairly punish for crimes according to Law;
(iv) Mandate the Committees on Police Affairs, Federal Judiciary and Justice to ensure full compliance.
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS 9. Report of Conference Committee: Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki: “That the House do consider the Report of the Conference Committee on the Appropriations Bill, 2018 and approve the recommendations therein”.
10. Report of Conference Committee: Hon. Orker-Jev E.Y: “That the House do consider the Report of the Conference Committee on a Bill for an Act to ensure full Integration of Nigerians with Disability into the Society and Establish a National Commission and Vest it with Responsibilities for their education, Healthcare, Social, Economic and Civil Rights and for Related Matters and approve the recommendations therein”. 11. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Ken Ayapaye 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 in to the Nigeria Police forthwith; and
(ii) that all his salaries and entitlements be paid to him.
12. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Patrick Ogbonna Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta. “That the House do consider 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 and approve the recommendation therein” (Laid: 15/5/2018); Urge the Abuja Municipal Area Council to relocate Patrick Ogbonna as his sixteen selfcontained rooms which were illegally demolished without given any notice and having paid all the necessary fees. 13. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta. “That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
1022 Tuesday 23, May, 2018 No. 175 on the unlawful termination of his appointment by the Management of the Agency and approve the recommendation therein” (Laid: 15/5/2018). Urge the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA to reinstate Mr. Canice Nweke Chidinma back to the service of NDLEA as due process was not followed in the termination and he should be promoted to be at par with his colleagues in Office as well as paying the arears of his salaries, benefits and entitlements.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS Committee Date Time Venue 1. Rules and Business Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 06 (White House) Assembly Complex 2. Public Petitions (Investigative Hearing) Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 429 (White House) Assembly Complex 3. Ad-hoc Committee on Utilization of 350 Billion Naira Natural Resources Fund as a Financial Window for Development of the Solid Minerals Sector and the Need to Ascertain Federal Government Investments and Proceeds from Solid Minerals and Steel Development.
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 144 (White House) Assembly Complex 4. Narcotic Drugs Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 305 (White House) Assembly Complex 5. Ad-hoc Committee on the Investigation of Conditions Covering the Tenure of Elected Public Officers, Political Appointees, Civil Servants and Chief Executives of Public Owned Companies and Corporations and Operational Costs of ExtraMinisterial Departments
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 467 (White House) Assembly Complex 6. Ad-hoc Committee to Investigate the Dapchi Abduction Debacle Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 244 (White House) Assembly Complex 7. Ad-hoc Committee on the Hike on Hajj Fare Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 4.34 (White House) Assembly Complex 8. Conference Committee on National Transport Commission Bill Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 305 (White House) Assembly Complex .