House of Reps will focus on bills and motions that improve ease of doing business – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the house of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says the house will soon begin considering Bills to amend the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Mr Gbajabiamila also said the house will follow up with a long-overdue review of the Trafficking In Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement And Administration Act and other legislation that seek to deliver a justice system that works for all.

Welcoming the members from the Christmas and New year break, the Speaker observed that the goal of economic prosperity cannot be separated from the ambition to ensure that Nigerians live in a just society free from abuse of power and protected by a justice system built on fairness and the rule of law.

The Speaker stated that In the 2021 legislative year, the house will focus on bills and motions that improve ease of doing business and unlock economic potential.

The speaker said at a time of reduced revenue, with preexisting and worsening infrastructure deficits requiring significant investments, the house cannot afford to keep establishing more institutions that impose a permanent liability on government income.

Mr Gbajabiamila added that its time to set aside tribal and religious differences to focus on a concerted effort to defeat the challenges of insurgency and banditry, communal violence, and the violent struggle over land.

IBRAHIM SHEHU

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