The Senate on Wednesday passed the Nigerian Start-up Bill, 2022 following a report by the Committee on ICT and Cyber Security led by Senator Oseni Yakubu of APC Kogi Central.
Yakubu during his presentation explained that the bill will create the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He added that the council, upon its establishment, would create and develop an enabling environment for technology-enabled start-ups in Nigeria.
In another development, a bill seeking to provide for the ease of doing business to ensure transparency, efficiency, and productivity in Nigeria and for other related matters, passed second reading in the house.
The bill sponsored by the Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice of APC- Ondo North was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Trade and Investment for further legislative input. The committee was given two weeks to submit its report to the chamber in plenary.
Also, another bill seeking to establish the Federal Nephrology and Kidney Research and Treatment Centre Hadejia and sponsored by Senator Hassan Hadejia of APC- Jigawa North-East passed the second reading on the floor.
The bill was referred by Lawan, to the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) led by Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe. The committee was also given four weeks to submit its report.