House Carries Over 499 Untreated Bills Into 2017

By Ikenga Chronicles January 2, 2017

Reports indicate that the House of Representatives are currently having a backlog of 499 untreated bills.

The bills were among the total of 551 introduced to the House for the first time in 2016, a development indicating the zeal of lawmakers to increase the bills traffic in the House.

Punch Reports: ‘’Over 100 of the bills were presented on June 8 alone, dealing with obsolete laws, which required to be reviewed. However, after the first reading of the majority of the bills, they were not successfully passed, leaving the 499 at various stages of progression.’’

A National Assembly source said: “The implication is that these bills have not been listed for debate on the general principles to pass for second reading.”

“It also means that they have yet to reach the critical committee stage, much less third reading and final passage.”

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