less than Twenty four hours to winding down the Seventh Senate, the Red Chamber on Wednesday passed 46 bills into law within 10 minutes.
The bills had been earlier passed by the House of Representatives in the current Seventh Assembly.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, introduced the bills on the floor of Senate for consideration.
However, the development generated arguments and side talks, but the Senate President, David Mark, had his way when he called for voice votes and ruled in favour of those in support of the passage.
Mark asked those who were not satisfied with the passage of the bills to raise objections in writing at plenary on Thursday.
The Senate had earlier suspended Order 79 (1) of the Senate Standing Orders creating the impression that all the Bills had passed first, second and third readings on the floor of the Senate and concurred to same.
Meanwhile, the Senate has given a swift approval to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to appoint 15 advisers.
The approval was given about 24 hours after Mr. Buhari’s letter was read by the Senate on Tuesday.
It was President Buhari’s first correspondence to the National Assembly since assuming office Friday.
The appointments would be the second for the new president who only named his spokespersons and chief of protocol on Sunday.
Source: The Herlad