Senate President, Bukola Saraki clarifies issues over social media bill

Written by on December 10, 2015

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has responded to criticisms trailing the Bill on Frivolous Petition that has passed the Second Reading at the Senate, saying any part of the bill that does not conform to human rights will be removed.Code-Of-Conduct-Tribunal-Orders-Saraki’s-Arrest-OnoBelloSpeaking on the sidelines of the Lagos Business School Dinner at which he was a guest, Saraki urged clarity on the matter, noting that the Senate has only debated the principle of the bill, but yet to go into the details.

He assured that the lawmakers at the appropriate will debate the bill and expunge any part of it that does not conform to human rights.

Delivering a speech entitled “Macroeconomic outlook for 2016 and legislative perspective” at Lagos Business School breakfast club end of the year, Saraki said the eighth Senate is today at an advanced stage of carrying out one of the most far-reaching legislative reviews ever embarked upon by the legislature in Nigeria.

He said they would embark on Business Development Project which is aimed at eliminating obsolete business regulatory laws that have outlived their usefulness and in their place provide adequate legal, institutional and regulatory mechanisms to drive a new modern economy.

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