Senate President Urged to Take Time Before Passing Bills

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has come under fire for approving the passage of some executive bills without seeking the input of other members of the Senate.

Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South Senatorial District, in a video from Thursday called Akpabio to stop passing certain bills without formal reading and members’ contributions.

Meanwhile, Senator Ogoshi Onawo, (Peoples Democratic Party) representing Nasarawa State, also criticized Akpabo for trying to rush the passage of some laws.

He said, “Very sensitive bills are brought and are expected to be passed with the speed of light, which is not good for the country.

“Every senator here is supposed to be adequately informed; he does his research and makes a positive contribution, but in a situation where even money bills are brought and expected to be passed within two hours, it wouldn’t be better for the country.

“Sir, you are on the seat today; history will judge you that things like this are not good for this country.”

In a swift response to Onawo’s comment, Akpabio said, “If the bills we pass are good for the country, history will judge me right. I don’t think we would come here to pass a bill that’s not good for the interest of Nigerians. So, your point of order is noted.”

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