August 16, 2018

Senate suspends amendment of CCB/CCT Act

Senate suspends amendment of CCB/CCT Act

The Senate wednesday bowed to pressure mounted by several Nigerians and civil society organisations (CSOs) by suspending work on the amendment of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Act as well as the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Rising from a rowdy two-and-half-hour executive session, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session, disclosed that after an exhaustive deliberation, the Senate resolved to suspend further amendments of both Acts.

The Senate last week began the process of amending the CCB/CCT Act and ACJA by initiating two amendment bills.

The first amendment bill sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaboshi (Delta North) curiously scaled the second reading last Thursday, barely two days after it was initiated. Read more

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