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Reps enlists organ harvesting, electoral act others for debate

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The House of Representatives is gearing up for significant legislative discussions as it reconvenes from its new year break on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Among the top agenda items is a bill aimed at regulating organ harvesting, transplanting, and donations, which will be up for debate.

According to Hon Francis Waive, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business, “We have listed several bills, including private member and executive bills, for consideration.”

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He highlighted the inclusion of the “Bill for an Act to amend the Professional Bodies (Special Provision) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004,” among others.

Additionally, urgent motions addressing critical national issues have been sighted by lawmakers. These motions cover a range of topics including healthcare access, electricity distribution, environmental protection, and corporate accountability.

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Waive noted, “The Chamber is also moving against breach of Appropriation Act by Chief Executives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government in execution of capital projects through a motion to be raised on the floor.”

Furthermore, the legislative agenda includes motions on various pressing matters such as the investigation of National Identity Cards released from 2012 to date and the award of contracts for infrastructure projects like the Akwanga – Jos – Bauchi – Gombe Road.

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However, the controversial issue of relocating the Central Bank of Nigeria departments and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria headquarters to Lagos remains uncertain in terms of parliamentary consideration.

As Hon Waive explained, “It could not be confirmed on Monday if the issue was going to be raised as a Point of Order.”

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