Senate in Session



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Senate President Presiding

Prayer/Commencement: 10:27am

Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, October 9, 2019 approved (Moved by Sen. Amos Bulus Seconded by Sen. Kola Bologun)


  1. Federal Polytechnic Daura Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (SB.50) First Reading

Sen. Ahmad, Baba Kaita.

First Reading taken

  1. Modibo Adama University of Technology (Est, etc) Bill 2019 (SB.51)- First Reading

Sen.  Dahiru, Aishatu Ahmed

First Reading taken

  1. National Rice Development Council Bill, 2019 (SB.53)- First Reading.

Sen. Bima Muhammad.

First Reading taken

  1. National Health Insurance Commission Bill, 2019 (SB.65)- First Reading

Sen. Oloriegbe, Yahaya Ibrahim

First Reading taken

  1. Sexual Harassment Bill, 2019 (SB.77 -First Reading

Sen. Omo-Agege Augustine

First Reading taken

 6. National Institute for Business Studies Nnewi, Anambra state (Est. etc) Bill, 2019 (SB. 78) -First Reading

Sen. Ubah, Ifeanyi Patrick

First Reading taken

  1. Federal College of Education Monguno, Borno state (Est, etc) Bill, 2019 (SB. 38) – First Reading

Sen. Kyari, Abubakar Shaib

First Reading taken



  1. Report of the Ad-hoc Committee on Pipeline Explosions.

That Senate do receive the report of Ad-hoc Committee on the investigation of the cause(s) of the pipeline explosion in Komkom, Rivers State and Ijegun, Lagos State.

The report was laid by Sen. Gobir, Ibrahim Abdulahi

  1. Report of Committee on Communications.

That Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Communications on the screening of Nomination of Barrister Adeleke M. Adewolu for confirmation as Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

The report was laid and presented by Sen. Tinubu, Oluremi Shade.

The Senate in the Committee of the whole and Plenary approved and confirmed the nomination of Bar. Adeleke M. Adewolu as Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of NCC.


  1. A Bill for an Act to authorize the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation the total sum of N 10,330,416,607,347 (Ten Trillion, Three Hundred and Thirty Billion, Four Hundred and Sixten Million, Six Hundred and Seven Thousand, Three Hundred and Forty-seven Naira) only, of which N 556,700,827,235 (Five Hundred and Fifty – Six Billion, Seven Hundred Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Thirty -Five Naira) only is for statutory Transfers, N2, 748,598,930,000 (Two Trillion, Seven Hundred and Forty- Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Fort-Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred and -Eight Naira) only is for recurrent (Non-Debt) Expenditure while the sum of N2,144,807,300,334 (Two Trillion, One Hundred and Forty-four Billion, Eight Hundred and Seven Million, Three Hundred Thousand, Three hundred and Thirty Four Naira) only is for contribution to the development Fund for Capital Expenditure for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2020 (SB. 80) – Second Reading

The Senate adjourned at 1:42pm to resume on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00am prompt.