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COVID-19: House Of Representatives Can Pass Stimulus Bill In One Day – Wole Oke

File: Hon. Oluwole Oke, member of the Home of Representatives, Oriade/Obokun Federal Constituency of Osun State


The Chairman, Home of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, Mr. Oluwole Oke, has stated the lawmakers can go the Stimulus Invoice in sooner or later. 

Mr. Oluwole Oke stated this on Monday as he appeared on Channels TV’s Dawn Day by day, including that the Home can put aside its guidelines to go the invoice.

In line with him, the Nationwide Meeting has the powers to manage its actions and discharge their duties to the nation.

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“Section 62 of the constitution has given the NASS powers to regulate its activities,” Mr. Oluwole stated.

“From experience, and practices and conventions, both senate and the house  have the powers to set amend their rules, in fact to set aside their rules to discharge a duty that they owe the nation.”

In line with him, “There are provisions in our rules to set aside our rules in order to take a bill the same day and pass and commit it to the committee of the whole and pass such bill into law the same day.”

On why the Home of Representatives is contemplating the invoice, the member representing Obokun/Oriade of Osun State, stated Nigerians want fundamental facilities to outlive because the lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak continues.

The lawmaker stated: “The second invoice we’re taking a look at has to do with energy and electrical payments and water payments as effectively.

“You if you’re asking Nigerians to remain at residence, they aren’t working, you may’t put them in darkness; additionally they want water to outlive. That knowledgeable the choice of the parliament to additionally sponsor and go the second Stimulus Invoice.”

Moreover, he stated the Home has handed the primary Stimulus Invoice however ready for the concurrence of the Senate and President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent.

“We are in a dynamic society and the House, proactively under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, passed the first stimulus bill,” he famous.

“We are waiting concurrence of the Senate vis-à-vis the assent of Mr President as required by constitution.”

He defined that the primary Stimulus Invoice had the enter of consultants, assuring that the Home of Representatives will do the needful even, because the lockdown continues, to go the invoice.

Invoice Contemplating Free Electrical energy 

Over the weekend, the Speaker of the Home of Consultant, Femi Gbajabiamila, had hinted that the lawmakers will contemplate a contemporary Stimulus Invoice that can make sure that Nigerians get free electrical energy provide for 2 months to mitigate the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Speaker stated the proposed invoice is to assist in boosting the financial system via the casual sector because the nation prepares for the aftermath of the coronavirus.

The proposed invoice, which would be the second Stimulus Invoice by the Inexperienced Chamber, is to be thought of instantly the Home reconvenes from its ongoing break, declared because of the pandemic.

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