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Senate Showcases Youth/ Employment-Friendly Bills Ahead Roundtable

Nigerian Senate highlighted some Bills that it has passed since it took off in June 2015 as Saraki holds Roundtable on unemployment with stakeholders

The Nigerian Senate today, Monday, highlighted some of the Bills that the 8th Senate has passed since it took off in June 2015 and those in different stages of consideration that can tackle unemployment problems in Nigeria. 

The highlights preceded the roundtable organised by the Senate President, His Excellency Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON) on unemployment with Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, Civil Society Organizations and the private sector.

When these Bills which has been passed are eventually signed into Law by the Executive, the Senate believes they can create millions of jobs and take so many unemployed youths out of the labour market.

The Bills are as follows:

1. Secured Transaction in Movable Assets Act (Amendment) Bill 2016.

Stage – Passed and signed into law

2. Credit Bureau Reporting Bill

Stage – Passed and signed into law

3. Electronics Transaction Bill  

Stage – Passed

4. Public Procurement Act Amendment Bill

Stage – Passed

5. National Lottery Act 2005 Amendment Bill 2017

Stage – Passed

6. Warehouse Receipts Act (Amendment)Bill – Passed

7. Federal Competition Bill – Passed

8. Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Act( Amendment) Bill – Passed

9. Petroleum Industry Governance Bill – Passed

10. National Poverty Eradication Commission Establishment Bill  – Passed

11. Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme – Passed

12. Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition Bill) 2015 – Passed

13. Nigerian Peace Corps Bill – Passed

14. Maritime University of Nigeria, Okerenkoko – Passed

15.  Nigerian Ports And Harbours Authority Bill  – Passed

16. Nigerian Railway Authority Bill – Passed

17. Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Repeal and Reenactment)  Bill  – Passed

18.  North East Development Commission Establishment Bill – Passed

19. Federal Road Authority Bill – Passed

20. NYSC Act Amendment Bill – under consideration

21. Federal Entrepreneurship Centres Establishment Bill – under consideration

22. Nigerian Tourism Development Act ( Repeal and Reenactment) – under consideration

23. Skill Acquisition and Development Trust Fund – under consideration

24. Industrial Revolution Bill – under consideration

25. National Development Bank of Nigeria – under consideration

26. Nigerian Merchant Navy Coast Guard Security and Safety  Corps –  under consideration

27. Equal Opportunity Commission – under consideration

You can now follow the conversation on Senate Youth Roundtable HERE to watch live.

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