Hon. Akingbaso gets New House Committee’s membership as 2 Sponsored Bills Pass First Reading

12th October, 2023, PATH NEWS

The Federal legislator, representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abuja, Hon. Festus O Akingbaso has been selected as a member of the House Committee on the Federal Character Commission.

The commission is headed by a ranking House of Representatives member, who is also the deputy speaker of the house in the 9th and current Assemblies, Rt Hon. Ahmed Wase, a Federal Legislator from Wase Federal Constituency, Plateau State.

They held the committee’s inaugural meeting at the National Assembly Complex of the lower chamber.

The Chairman of the committee, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Wase, who had chaired a similar position in the 8th National Assembly promised to operate an open-door policy where no interest of any geopolitical zone shall override other one, as the act that established the act shall be strictly followed.

The Federal Character Commission (FCC) is a Federal Executive body established by Act No 34 of 1996 to implement and enforce the Federal Character Principle of fairness and equity in the distribution of public posts and socioeconomic infrastructures among the various federating units of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Speaking after the inauguration, Hon. Festus Akingbaso, popularly called Fessy West by his teeming supporters said that the acts that established the Federal Character Commission shall be religiously followed to ensure fairness and equity where every Nigerian shall be a proud citizen of the country.

Previously, as part of his oversight functions, Hon. Akingbaso had been selected as the Vice Chairman of, the House Committee on Aviation.

Meanwhile, In the House Order papers of 10 October 2023, the two sponsored bills by Hon Akingbaso appeared on Number 27 and 28 in the Order Paper of the House.

The bills were titled:

I. Central Bank of Nigeria Act(Amended) Bill, 2023 (HB, 576)

2. Dishonoured Cheques Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill 2023 ( HB, 577)

Chatting after the session, Hon. Festus Akingbaso said these bills were sponsored to ease the pains of doing business in Nigeria and that any form of bottlenecks should be addressed.

He said others bills are in the pipeline as he charged his constituents and Nigeria at large that the 10th National Assembly would be quite an interesting one due to performance-driven members.

Kelvin A. Babalola
For: The Media Team

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