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Senate passes bill to establish N/Assembly Library Trust Fund, 3 others



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Senate passes bill to establish N/Assembly Library Trust Fund, 3 others.


The Senate on Tuesday at plenary, passed a bill for concurrence, seeking to establish the National Assembly Library Trust Fund.

Also passed for concurrence were three other bills namely, Nigerian Council for Management Development Bill, 2022; Animal Health and Husbandry Technologists Registration Board (Establishment) Bill, 2022; and Federal Medical Centre Billiri, Gombe State (Establishment) Bill, 2022.

The four bills were sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North).

Abdullahi (APC-Kebbi), in his presentation, said the trust fund when established, would facilitate research and the provision of library capacity to legislatures and staff of the assembly.

In a related development, a total of three bills scaled second reading at plenary.

The bills sought to establish the Chartered Institute of Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of Nigeria; the Federal University of Medical Sciences, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State; and the Sickle Cell Disease Research and Treatment Centre.

The bills were sponsored by senators Tolulope Odebiyi (APC-Ogun), Ibrahim Gobir (APC-Sokoto), and Akon Etim Eyakenyi (PDP-Akwa-Ibom), respectively.

The bills, after consideration were referred to the Committees on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions; Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Health (Secondary and Tertiary).

The committees were all given four weeks to report back to the chamber in plenary.