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2021 : HOR Records Success In Passage Of PIB, Electoral Act, Others

The passage and signing into law of the Petroleum Industry Act and the Climate Change Act amongst others are the major achievements of the House of Representatives in the year 2021.

The year 2021 began with the lawmakers working hard to provide the legal framework needed to cushion the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Also efforts were made to come up with policies that will address the spate of insecurity in the country and improve the nation’s economy.

Several interventions by members of the House of Representatives through national discourse during the year under review also helped chart a course for good governance.

The Not Too Young To Run bill, the ongoing constitutional amendment, efforts to ensure speedy passage of the budget to ensure the January to December cycle as well as resolutions on matters of urgent national importance also took the center stage in the lower chamber.

The high points includes the passage of the PIB, the Climate Change Bill, the Electoral Amendment Act, as well as interventions during the ASUU and NARD civil actions.

Speaking on their activities for the year, member representing federal constituency of Edo State, Sergio’s Ogun who noted that the house had done creditably well said there was room for improvement in the coming year.

On his part member from I hiala Federal constituency of Anambra State, Ifeanyi Momah urged Nigerians to be more involved in governance by holding their representatives accountable at all times.

Commenting on the performance of the HOR in the year 2021 a Political Analyst, Babajide Andrew who said the legislators could have performed better stressed the need for the National Assembly to ensure that the Electoral Act is vetoed to enable Nigerians have a credible electoral system.

The Electoral Act which the president refused assent to is expected to be on the front burner when the lawmakers resume for their legislative duties next year.

Aisha Adesanya.

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