By Aaron Ossai
The Committee on Review of Existing Laws and Law Reform set up by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, to review obsolete laws and review the nation’s statutes has presented another Set of 72 bills to the Speaker for passage into law.
The team was led by the director general of National Institute of Legislative Studies, Dr Ladi Hamalai, to submit the report, which is of the final phase of the committee’s work, at the National Assembly.
Submitting the report, Dr Hamalai said, “The committee considered over 100 legislation out of which seventy-two bills were drafted, the drafted bills consist of repeals, amendments, consolidations and new bills. Key legislation reviewed and bills drafted include but not limited to: (a) The Electoral Act (b) Federal Universities establishment laws (c) The Electric Power Sector Reform Act (d) The Legal Education (Consolidation etc) Act (e) The Companies and Allied Matters Act
(f) The Evidence Act and (g) The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.
Receiving the report, the Speaker assured the committee that the House of Representatives will give the bills expeditious passage, while commending them for their selfless contribution to the strengthening of the laws of Nigeria.
The committee had in the last 18 months submitted about 300 bills some of which have since been passed into law and assent to by the President.