Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila presiding.

After leading the opening prayer and the National Pledge, the Speaker examined and approved the votes and proceedings for Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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ANNOUNCEMENT

Members of the House are to attend a special briefing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the GMD NNPC at Hearing room 028 by 4:00 Pm

Members are to send their aides to collect copies of the PIB report from room 327 and bring their copies to the chamber on Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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DEFECTION
1. Rep. Sani Dan-Galadima (Zamfara) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
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PETITION

1. Rep. Uchenna Eke laid 6 petitions from various complainants on different issues.

The petition was referred to the House Committee on Public Petitions.
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MOTIONS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

1. Rep. Abubakar Hassan Nalaraba moved a motion on the need to investigate the non-payment and under-implementation of allowances for personnel of the Nigerian Army despite budgetary provision for the payments and it was seconded by Rep. Abdullahi Kontagora.

Rep. Nalaraba in leading the debate observed with concern that the welfare for officers and men of the Nigerian army is not commensurate with the budgetary provisions which can dampen the spirit of the troops as they tackle insecurity in the nation for the safety of Nigerians. Rep. Nalaraba called on the House Committee on Army to investigate the issue and report back to the House within 4 weeks.

The motion was voted and adopted.

2. Rep. Boma Goodhead moved a motion on the urgent need to investigate the operations of estate developers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it was seconded by Rep. Tijani Kayode.

Rep. Goodhead observed with concern that operations of estate developers in the FCT are littered with poor quality structures, late or non-delivery of finished structures, breach of contracts without consequences and many other malpractices to the detriment of Nigerians who have paid for properties without receiving what they paid for. She called on the House to constitute an Ad-Hoc Committee to fully investigate the operations of the developers who continue exhibiting unethical business behaviour, who also regularly flaunt relevant Land Use laws and for the Committee to also attend to the numerous complaints by Nigerians that has led to the loss of investments, collateral properties and life in some instances.

The motion was voted and adopted.
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PRESENTATION OF BILLS

1. National Estate Regulatory Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1397) (Rep. Uju Kingsley Chima) – First Reading.

2. National Gas Management Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1398) (Rep. Uju Kingsley Chima) – First Reading.

3. Federal Training Centre (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1424) (Rep. Francis Charles Uduyok) – First Reading.

4. Merchandise Marks Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1425) (Rep. Francis Charles Uduyok) – First Reading.

5. Federal Medical Centre, Eastern Obolo (Establishment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1426) (Rep. Francis Charles Uduyok) – First Reading.

6. Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal (Establishment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1427) (Rep. O. K. Chinda) – First Reading.

7. Nigerian Solid Minerals’ Communities Development Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1428) (Rep. Ossai Nicholas Ossai) – First Reading.

8. Notaries Public Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1429) (Rep. Sergius Ogun) – First Reading.

9. Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1430) (Rep. Abass A. Adigun) – First Reading.

10. Corporate Social Responsibility (Special Provisions, etc.) Bill, 2021(HB. 1431) (Rep. Abass A. Adigun) – First Reading.

11. Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021(HB. 1471) (Rep. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu and 27 others) – First Reading.

12. Architecture Regulation Council of Nigeria Bill, 2021(HB. 1472) (Rep. Gideon Lucas Gwani) – First Reading.

13. Harmonised Retirement Age of Staff of Legislative Houses in Nigeria Bill, 2021(HB. 1473) (Rep. Mohammed Tahir Monguno) – First Reading

14. National Oil Spill, Detection and Response Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1474) (Rep. Uju Kingsley Chima) – First Reading.
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PRESENTATION OF REPORTS

1. Ad–hoc Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB):
Rep. Mohammed Tahir Monguno:
​“That the House do receive the Report of the Ad–hoc Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill on a Bill for an Act to Provide Legal, Governance, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, the Development of Host Communities; and for Related Matters, 2021 (HB. 1061) (Referred: 24/11/2020).

The report was laid following a motion by Rep. Mohammed Tahir Monguno and seconded by Rep. Ndudi Elumelu.

2. Committee on Environment:
Rep. Johnson Egwakhide Oghuma:
“That the House do receive the report of the Committee on Environment on a Bill for an Act to Amend Section 3 of the National Agency for the Great Green Wall Act by providing for Resignation of a Council Member by Notice Addressed to the Minister and that the Notice shall take Effect upon its being Acknowledged by the Minister; and for Related Matters (HB. 727) (Referred: 27/5/2021).

The report was laid following a motion by Rep. Johnson Oghuma.

3. Committee on Public Accounts:
Rep. Oluwole Oke:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the Annual Report of the Auditor–General for the Federation of Nigeria for the years ended 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Pursuant to Order Twenty, Rule 6(2)(i) and (3) the Standing Order of the House of Representatives”

The report was laid following a motion by Rep. Olu Oke and seconded by Rep. Abdullahi Abdulkadir.

4. Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission:
Rep. Akinfolarin Mayowa Samuel:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission on the Need for a Review of the National Road Traffic Regulations (HR. 33/07/2020) (Referred: 21/7/2020).

The report was laid following a motion by Rep. Mayowa Akinfolarin and seconded by Rep. Julius Pondi.

5. Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission:
Rep. Akinfolarin Mayowa Samuel:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission on the Need to Establish more Roadside Clinics and Improve Facilities in the existing Roadside Clinics (HR/246/12/2019).

The report was laid following a motion by Rep. Mayowa Akinfolarin and seconded by Rep. Julius Pondi.

6. Committee on Public Petitions:
Petitions by Bar. Chike Onyali (Solicitor and Legal Consultant) on Behalf Mr. A. C. Ohamobi:
Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the petition by Bar. Chike Onyali (Solicitor and Legal Consultant) on Behalf Mr. A. C. Ohamobi against the Nigeria Customs Service on unlawful dismissal, borne out Pre-emptory Criminal Trespass into his Official Accommodation in 2016, Appeal for Review and an Order to Nigeria Customs Service for reinstatement and restoration of his Rights, Privileges and Emoluments, same having been Eclipsed by the said letter of Dismissal dated 13 October, 2016” (Referred: 30/1/2020).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House.

7. Committee on Public Petitions:
Petitions by Finidi Jahbless:
Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the petition by Finidi Jahbless against the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Gross Injustice and Oppressive Acts and Refusal to pay his Company, Omere and Associates for Contractual Dues Regarding Contract” (Referred: 20/7/2020).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House.

8. Committee on Public Petitions:
Petitions by Adewunmi Adeniyi:
Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the petition by Adewunmi Adeniyi against the Nigerian Navy on Unlawful Dismissal, Wrongful Imprisonment and Violation of Human Rights” (Referred: 7/10/2020).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House.

9. Committee on Public Petitions:
Petitions by Osagie Obayuwana &Co on Behalf of Alims Plastics and Packing Industry:
Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the petition by Osagie Obayuwana & Co on behalf of Alims Plastics and Packing Industry on Callous and Unfair Business Practices by First Bank of Nigeria, PLC” (Referred: 2/3/2021).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House.

10. Committee on Public Petitions:
Petitions by Okperigbho Fidelis:
Rep. Jerry Alagbaoso:
“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the petition by Okperigbho Fidelis against the Nigeria Military Pension’s Board on the Non-payment of Okperigbho Fidelis father’s benefits” (Referred: 24/3/2021).

Laying of the report was stepped down by leave of the House.

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

BILLS
1. Consolidation of Bills:
(a) A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, Cap. N162, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Establish the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Commission (HB. 87) (Rep. Dachung M. Bagos); and

(b) A Bill for an Act to Amend the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, Cap. N162, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Encourage Local and Foreign Investors in the Subsector; and for Related Matters (HB. 1348) (Rep. Olubunmi Tunji–Ojo).

Debate
Rep. Abubakar Fulata moved for the consolidation of the Bills and it was seconded by Rep. Henry Nwawuba.

The Bill was voted, approved for consolidation and the House Committee on Rules and Business was asked to schedule a date for the commencement of the debate of the general principles of the Bill.

2. A Bill for an Act to Authorize the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation the total sum of N895, 842, 465, 917 (Eight Hundred and Ninety–Five Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty–Two Million, Four Hundred and Sixty–Five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventeen Naira) only, of which N173, 445, 506, 664 (One Hundred and Seventy–Three Billion, Four Hundred and

Forty–Five Million, Five Hundred and Six Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty–Four Naira) only is for Recurrent Non–Debt Expenditure, while the sum of N722, 396, 959, 253 (Seven Hundred and Twenty–Two Billion, Three Hundred and Ninety–Six Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty–Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty–Three Naira) only is for contribution to the Development Fund for Capital Expenditure for the year ending 31 December, 2021 (HB. 1469) (Leader) – Second Reading.

Debate
The leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Rep. Abubakar Fulata.

Rep. Ado-Doguwa in leading the debate stated that the Bill is in response to the communication from Mr. President, and is hinged on the twin critical reasons of tackling the effects of the health challenges brought upon the nation by Covid-19, as well as the need to boost the weapon supply for the Nigerian armed forces to tackle the insecurity bedevilling the nation. The leader appealed to the conscience of members to transcend politics and support the Bill so that the Executive arm of government can function better in these twin critical areas.

The Bill was voted, approved for second reading, the Clerk read the long title and it was referred to the House Committee on Appropriation.

3. A Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to strengthen the Local Government Administration as a Third Tier of Government in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB.1307) (Rep. Oberuakpefe Anthony Afe) – Second Reading.

Debate
Rep. Afe moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Rep. Ibrahim Isiaka.

Rep. Afe in leading the debate stated that the Bill seeks to promote constitutional democracy, strengthen local government autonomy, also ensure elected local government personnel function properly for the progress of those in the grassroots areas and ensure development dividends trickle down to the local government.

Rep. Solomon Bob in speaking against the Bill stated that true federalism only recognizes Federal and State levels of governance and that is why the Local Governments have remained under the State system. He reiterated that he is in support of Local Government financial autonomy, but in reality, as it is now; the Bill is in contention with constitutional provisions.

Rep. Nkem Abonta called for the strengthening of relevant laws already enacted to develop Local Government administration so that such development can indeed flow to the Nigerians living in rural areas. He called for caution in giving complete autonomy to all Local Governments so that an ungovernable situation does not arise in some states. Rep. Abonta called on the Special Ad-Hoc Committee of the House on the Amendment of the Constitution, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Idris Wase to look at this area critically and ensure the constitution amendment exercise adequately accommodates and addresses it.

The Bill was voted, approved for second reading, the Clerk read the long title and it was referred to the Special Ad-Hoc Committee of the House on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution.

4. A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration Etc.) Act, Cap. N27, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; and for Related Matters (HB.36) (Rep. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta) – Second Reading.

Debate
Rep. Nkem Abonta moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Rep. Zainab Gimba.

Rep. Abonta stated that the Bill seeks to amend the principal Act and ensure the agricultural sector of the nation thrives and enjoys near-perfect conditions in terms of adequate government policies and their application. This he said is to ensure the achievement of food security, sufficiency and stability for Nigerians so that the effects of a harsh economy can be cushioned.

The Bill was voted, approved for second reading, the Clerk read the long title and it was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture Production and Services.

5. A Bill for an Act to Establish Minimum Standard for Health Care Facilities to Provide Basic Standards to be observed by Operators of Health Care Facilities in Nigeria and Empower the Federal Ministry of Health to Enforce such Registration and Nationwide Compliance; and for Related Matters (HB.1260) (Rep. Sergius Oseasochie Ogun) – Second Reading.

Debate
Rep. Sergius Ogun moved for the second reading of the Bill and it was seconded by Rep. Sada Soli.

Rep. Ogun in leading the debate stated that the Bill is born out of the desire to ensure international standards are maintained in healthcare service delivery for Nigerians and foreigners living in Nigeria. He reminded members that the right of Nigerians to be able to access quality and affordable healthcare should not be negotiable. The Bill he stated seeks to ensure that the delivery of quality and affordable healthcare to Nigerians is assured as is obtained worldwide.

Rep. James Faleke rose to remind members of the House that health as an issue is on the concurrent list of government and hence the state and local governments cannot be influenced from the National Assembly and the Bill Should be limited to the federal level.

The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila reminded Rep. Faleke that since it is not on the Exclusive List, legislation can be made and recommendations can be transmitted.

The Bill was voted, approved for second reading, the Clerk read the long title and it was referred to the House Committee on Healthcare Services.

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MOTIONS
6. Reconsideration of Outstanding Bills from the Preceding Assembly:
Rep. Ababakar Hassan Fulata:

(i) Regional Centre for Oral Health Research and Training Initiatives (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2019 (HB. 32);
(ii) National Automotive Industry Development Plan (Fiscal Incentives and Assurances) Bill, 2019 (HB.143);
(iii) National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration Bill, 2019 (HB. 478); and
(iv) Defence Research and Development Bureau Bill, 2020 (HB.1176).

The House:

Notes that pursuant to Order Twelve, Rule 16 of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives, Bills passed by the preceding Assembly and forwarded to the Senate for concurrence for which no concurrence was made or negatived or passed by the Senate and forwarded to the House for which no concurrence was made or negatived or which were passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to the President for assent but for which assent or withholding thereof was not communicated before the end of the tenure of the Assembly, the House may resolve that such Bills, upon being re-gazetted or clean copies circulated, be re-considered in the Committee of the Whole without being commenced de-novo;

Also notes that the aforementioned Bills were passed by the preceding Assembly and forwarded to the President for assent but for which assent or withholding thereof was not communicated before the end of the tenure of the last Assembly;

Aware that the Bills were re-gazetted as HBs. 32, 143, 478 and 1176 respectively and read the first time;

Resolves to:

Commit the Bills to the Committee of the Whole for consideration.

Debate
Rep. Abubakar Fulata moved the motion on the reconsideration of outstanding Bills from the preceding Assembly and it was seconded by Rep. Samson.

The motion was voted and adopted.

7. Need to Stop the Production and Circulation of Unwholesome Drinks and Fake Drugs in Nigeria:
Rep. Henry Nwawuba:

The House:
Notes that unwholesome drinks or counterfeits are illegally produced drinks that may be contaminated with wrong ingredients;

Also notes that according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) findings, Nigeria is the largest market for fake and counterfeit drugs among developing nations of the world and about 70% of pharmaceutical products in Nigeria are fake;

Worried that youths rely on energy drinks and drugs for energy to commit atrocities such as armed robbery, kidnappings, rape, killings etc., which leads to a decline in their health status and destroys their capacity to contribute to societal development;

Concerned that the productive capacity of the youth, an asset of any nation, are destroyed at a time when the Federal Government of Nigeria is diversifying the Nigerian economy from oil to agriculture which requires Nigerians to go back to farming which also requires lots of energy;

Disturbed of the Report of the World Health Organization which states that over 120,000 Africans die annually due to fake malarial drugs, 16% of fake counterfeit drugs contain the wrong active ingredients and that about 33% of all anti–malarial drugs in patent medicine stores, pharmacies, clinics and hospital in sub-Saharan Africa are fake;

Also disturbed that Nigeria’s case is worst due to poor health delivery system which has turn hospitals and healthcare centres to mere consulting centres;

​Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Federal Ministry of Health to intensify efforts aimed at eradicating fake drinks and substandard drugs from the country;

(ii) mandate the Committee on Healthcare services to ensure compliance

Debate
Rep. Henry Nwawuba moved the motion on the need to stop production and circulation of unwholesome drugs and drinks in Nigeria and it was seconded by Rep. Gaza Gbwefi.

The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila recalled that this was the 4th time the motion was coming on the floor since the sixth Assembly and sought a better push for it in the Ninth Assembly. According to the Speaker, the statistics of the adverse effects of these fake and substandard substances can not be neglected.

The motion was voted and adopted.

8. Urgent Need to Re–open Idiroko Border and other Land Borders in Nigeria:
Rep. Kolawole Lawal​​​​​ Rep. Umar Abdullahi Kamba
Rep. Babtunde Humpe​​​​ Rep. Sada Soli
Rep. Musa Sarkin Adar​​​​ Rep. Abdullahi Balarebe Saleme
Rep. Daniel Asuquo​​​​​ Rep. Awaji-Inombek D. Abiante
Rep. Olajide Olatunbosun​​​​ Rep. Isreal Sunny Goli​​
Rep. Michael Etaba Irom:

The House:

Notes that in the effort to curb smuggling of goods, the Federal Government, in August 2019 closed Nigeria’s land borders with neighbouring Benin Republic, Republic of Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republics;

Also notes that the Federal Executive Council eventually resolved and opened all land borders by December 31, 2020;

Aware that before the closure of the borders, the Nigeria-Benin Republic Border at Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State alone generates annual revenue of over Six Billion Naira;

Also aware that the Seme, Illela, Maigatari and Mfun land Borders have since been reopened leaving other land Borders still closed;

Concerned that since the closure of Nigeria’s borders in August 2019, residents of Idiroko in Ogun State have witnessed a massive economic downturn;

Also concerned that the government’s decision to ban illegal importation of food items under the guise of border closure has not increased farmers’ food production as the country is experiencing food inflation;

Further concerned that the decision to stem smuggling of goods through the closure of land borders has increased food smuggling and other prohibited items as well as other crimes, thus raising questions about the measure’s effectiveness and the actual reasons for the decision;

Disturbed that with the closure of petrol stations around the Idiroko border, the economic activities in the town has crippled thus causing untold hardship to the people of the area;

Worried that border closure has profound repercussions on the landmark free trade agreement signed by 54 of Africa’s 55 Countries, an initiative hailed as a crucial step towards removing the continent’s trade barriers;

Also worried that inhabitants of other border communities across the country have had it rough since the border closure and have had to take desperate measures to survive, thus exacerbating the insecurity situation of the country;

Further worried that if Idiroko and other closed land borders across the country are not urgently re–opened, the people will further suffer and, considering the growing agitation as a result of the closure, may resort to aggravated crimes to survive as the country continues to lose huge revenue;

Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Federal Government to re–open the Idiroko and other land borders to boost economic activities and revenue generation to the nation’s economy;

(ii) also urge the Federal Government to invest in better border security and surveillance as well as strengthen human capacity at the borders to curb insecurity, smuggling and other crimes around the border communities;

(iii) mandate the Committees on Interior and Customs and Excise to ensure compliance.

Debate
Rep. Lawal moved the motion on the urgent need to reopen the Idiroko border and other such land borders in Nigeria.

Rep. Sada Soli in supporting the motion stated that the reasons advanced for the closure of the borders by the Executive has turned out to be counterproductive. The closure he stated has impoverished the people living in border communities and the hardship is better imagined than experienced. As an indigene of a border community, Rep. Sada stated that the reasons put forward for closing the border have not been solved, instead, they seem to have multiplied.

The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila asked if the advantages of closing the borders are not felt by those that live and trade in the border region?

Rep. Satomi Ahmed stated that the border closure has no advantage, he suggested that the federal government should instead focus on improving security and regulation of goods and services coming and going through the borders for the economic development of Nigerians and Nigeria. He also decried the insecurity and poverty ravaging the border communities as bandits and smugglers still find their way into the country, this he stated only increases the artificial rise in the cost of goods.

Rep. Sergius Ogun in contributing to the debate pointed to the daily consumption of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the nation versus the amount of the product being smuggled out. This he stated has shown that the border closure has been counterproductive. He called for the employment of drones and other forms of effective surveillance to ensure the security and safety of those in the border communities are maintained.

Rep. Samuel Adejare also reiterated that the government should look for more proactive ways of dealing with the prevalent challenges in the region, instead of heaping more economic hardship on Nigerians by the continuous land border closure.

Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa stated that the closure of the border has to be in the best interest of Nigerians if the federal government still insists on it. He asked for understanding on the part of Nigerians while the challenges confronting the region are being tackled.

Rep. Nicholas Ossai called for the government to review holistically all agreements that would ensure harmonious border security between Nigeria and its neighbouring.

Rep. Fatu Mohammed stated that border security personnel in these borders have been proven to culpable and compromised and need to be redeployed.

Rep. Olanrewaju stated that the need to reopen the border is long overdue and the government should heed the cry of Nigerians for land borders nationwide to be reopened.

The deputy speaker of the House, Rep. Ahmed Wase stated that the spate of insecurity and proliferation of light arms in border regions has reached a level unprecedented and unknown in the country. It is for such reasons that the government still insists on border closure. He pleaded with members to give the government more time to tackle the situation. Rep . Wase also clarified that the ECOWAS treaty ensures a legitimate business is still carried out between the borders, the borders are only closed to illegal activities. He called on members of the House to carry out proper oversight in these areas so that their message can ensure that Nigerians and the federal government can reach a practical consensus.

Rep. Rotimi Agunsonye decried the haphazard manner in which some borders are kept open, while some were selected for closure. He called for seriousness on the part of the government to ensure a realistic balance is met and sustained.

Rep. Munir Baba Dan-Agundi called on the House to invite the relevant agencies of government to come to brief the House on the practicality of reopening the borders or leaving them shut.

Rep. Beni Lar also spoke against the motion and called for the continued closure of the borders as it is forcing Nigerians to look inward and patronize locally made goods and services and not the lip services that were being paid to grow local industries and produced goods in the past.

The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila thanked members for their thoroughness and forthrightness in the debate, while noting that the situation seems to be putting insecurity and economics against each other. He agreed that the agencies on internal security should brief members on what should be done.

The motion was voted but negatived.

9. Need to Provide 132/133 KVA Substation in Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan Federal
Constituency, Osun State:
Hon. Taiwo Olukemi Oluga:

The House:

Notes that Security and Welfare of the People shall be the primary purpose of government, as such, Government is enjoined to provide a suitable environment to boost economic activities and secure the lives of the citizenry;

Also notes that item 13 Part II of the Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides that the National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part with respect to electricity and the establishment of electric power stations, and the generation and transmission of electricity in or to any part of the Federation and from one State to another;

Aware of the importance of electricity to the improved standards of living, boost economic activities and also improves the security of any locality within the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

Also aware that the provision of 132/133 KVA Electricity Substation in Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency will improve economic activities and security in Irewole, Ayedaade and Isokan Local Government Areas in Osun State and rejuvenate ailing industries in Apomu, Gbogan, Orile Owu, Araromi, Ikire, Ayetoro Balogun, Wasimni Communities;

Cognizant that the Nigerian Electricity Value Chain includes Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution with their respective roles in meeting the Power needs of the nation and most of these entities are either wholly-owned or part-owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria;

Also cognizant of Governments’ objective to ensure electrification in rural communities, the Federal Government established the Rural Electrification Agency which has been championing the Nigerian electrification Project to increase and catalyze electricity access to rural communities;

Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Ministry of Power to make provision for an Electricity Substation in Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency in the 2022 budget estimates;

(ii) mandate the Committees on Power and Appropriation to include the provision of a substation in Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency of Osun State in the 2022 Budget.

Debate
Rep. Taiwo Oluga moved the motion on the need to provide 132/133 Kva substation in of in Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan federal constituency of Osun state and it was seconded by Rep. Akinwunmi Onanuga.

As an infrastructure-related motion, it was voted and adopted.

10. Need to Rebuild the Confidence of Expatriate Investors in Nigeria:
Rep. Yusuf Buba Yakub:
The House:

Notes that the prevailing security challenges in Nigeria in the last ten years have resulted in other incendiary crimes and acts of criminality, like kidnapping for ransom, banditry, theft, gross circulation of small arms and light weapons, drug abuse, Internet crimes as well as other anti-social behaviours;

Also notes that the activities of criminals has aggravated the cost of living in the country by not only keeping farmers off farming but have caused manufacturers and investors mainly from China; importers, construction companies and site workers, who are expatriates, to invest heavily in measures aimed at securing themselves, their wards, as well as employees which have, arbitrarily increased the costs of production and delivery of services;

Aware that despite the efforts of the Government at containing the rising wave of insecurity in the country, the spate of kidnapping for ransom has assumed widening proportions with school children being the most vulnerable;

Worried that the latest statistics on kidnapping indicates that there are several expatriate executives and workers, like Chinese construction workers and other foreign Oil-Industry Investors in the country that have become victims of kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery and outright killing in the process of carrying out these nefarious acts against hapless victims;

Believes that if urgent steps are not taken to check the acts of criminality constituting threats to life and foreign investments in Nigeria, it may lead to the closure of critical industries that are currently struggling to survive from COVID–19 Pandemic and recession, as some notable businesses and companies are currently relocating to a neighbouring country like Ghana;

Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Federal Government to provide adequate security at no extra cost for the business premises of major investors, both local and foreign nationals operating in Nigeria to boost their confidence and reduce costs of production and services;

(ii) also urge relevant Security Agencies to collaborate and set up Security Posts manned by Inter- Agencies security arrangement to hold a 24-hour watch over manufacturing sites, critical national installations, like electricity, dams, telecommunications control masts, strategic construction sites and other work or business premises owned by investors in the country;

(iii) mandate the Committee on National Security and Intelligence to ensure compliance.

Debate
Rep. Yakub moved the motion on the need to rebuild the confidence of expatriate investors in Nigeria and it was seconded by Rep. Nasiru Zangon Daura.

The motion was voted and adopted.
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CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS (HOUSE IN THE COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY) Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila chairing:

11. Committees on Federal Capital Territory and FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters:
Rep. Abdullahi Idris Garba:
“That the House do consider the Report of Committees on Federal Capital Territory and FCT Area
Councils and Ancillary Matters on a Bill for an Act to Authorize the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of N329,963,491,523.00 (Three Hundred and Twenty–Nine Billion, Nine Hundred and Sixty–Three Million, Four Hundred and Ninety–One Thousand, Five Hundred and

Twenty–Three Naira) only, of which the sum of N74,323,382,813.00 (Seventy Four Billion, Three Hundred and Twenty–Three Million, Three Hundred and Eighty–Two Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirteen Naira) only, is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of N58,728,614,466.00 (Fifty–Eight Billion, Seven Hundred and Twenty–Eight Million, Six Hundred and Fourteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty–Six Naira) Only, is for Overhead Costs, while the balance of N196,911,494,243.00 (One Hundred and Ninety–Six Billion, Nine Hundred and Eleven Million, Four Hundred and Ninety–Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty–Three Naira) only, is for Capital Projects for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending 31 December, 2021 (HB. 1140) (Laid:9/6/2021) – Committee on Supply.

A Bill for an Act to Authorize the issue from the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Account, the total sum of N329,963,491,523.00 (Three Hundred and Twenty–Nine Billion, Nine Hundred and Sixty–Three Million, Four Hundred and Ninety–One Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty–Three Naira) only, of which the sum of N74,323,382,813.00 (Seventy Four Billion, Three Hundred and Twenty–Three Million, Three Hundred and Eighty–Two Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirteen Naira) only, is for Personnel Costs; and the sum of N58,728,614,466.00 (Fifty–Eight Billion, Seven Hundred and Twenty–Eight Million, Six Hundred and Fourteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty–Six Naira) Only, is for Overhead Costs, while the balance of N196,911,494,243.00 (One Hundred and Ninety–Six Billion, Nine Hundred and Eleven Million, Four Hundred and Ninety–Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty–Three Naira) only, is for Capital Projects for the service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the Financial Year Ending 31December, 2021 (HB. 1140)

Commencement
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as follows:

1.
(Issuance of N329,963,491,523.00 from Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory Revenue Fund.
(1) The Director of Treasury of the Federal Capital Territory Administration shall, when authorized to do so by warrants signed by the Minister Federal Capital Territory Administration with responsibility to pay out of the Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory Administration during the financial year 2021 the sum specified by the warrants, not exceeding in the aggregate N329,963,491,523.00 (Three Hundred and Twenty Nine Billion, Nine Hundred and Sixty–Three Million, Four Hundred and Ninety–One Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty–Three Naira) Only

(2) The amount mentioned in Clause (1) of this Clause shall be appropriated to heads of Expenditure as indicated in the schedule to this Bill.

2.
Release of Funds
All amounts appropriated under this Bill shall be made from the Federal Capital Territory Administration Statutory Revenue Fund only for the purposes specified in the schedule to this Bill.

3.
Payment of Revenue into the Statutory Account
(1) All revenues accruing to the Federal Capital Territory Administration, including the Statutory Revenue distribution shall be paid into the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Statutory Revenue Account

(2) No monies shall be withdrawn from the Account mentioned in Clause 3(1) above without appropriation by the National Assembly.

4.
Virement
In the event that the implementation of any of the projects intended to be undertaken under this Bill cannot be completed without virement, such virement shall only be effected with the prior approval of the National Assembly.

5.
Quarterly Report
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory and the Director of Treasury Federal Capital Territory Administration shall immediately upon the coming into force of this Bill furnish the National Assembly, on a quarterly basis, the status of the records of the Federal Capital Territory Statutory Accounts.

6.
Waiver not to incur Expenditure
Where, due to revenue shortfall, amounts appropriated under this Bill cannot be funded, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory shall seek from the National Assembly a waiver not to incur such expenditure.

7.
Short Title
This Bill may be cited as the Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Bill, 2021.
SCHEDULE

PART A – RECURRENT NON – DEBT EXPENDITURE

2021 Bill

Federal Capital Territory First Line Charge

(1)
Federal Capital Territory Administration

Personnel Costs
1,077,777,035

Overhead Costs
6,137,054,471

Sub-Total
7,214,831,506
(2)
Protocol Department

Personnel Costs
62,547,717

Overhead Costs
1,027,519,873

Sub-Total
1,090,067,590
( 3)
Security Services Department

Personnel Costs
66,559,841

Overhead Costs
3,296,813,854

Sub-Total
3,363,373,695
( 4)
Treasury

Personnel Costs
3,481,593,879

Overhead Costs
5,901,053,976

Sub-Total
9,382,647,855
(5)
Department of Economic Planning

Personnel Costs
325,794,926

Overhead Costs
218,567,782

Sub-Total
544,362,708
(6)
FCT Establishment and Training Department

Personnel Costs
307,609,792

Overhead Costs
1,328,132,647

Sub-Total
1,635,742,439
(7)
FCT Audit Department

Personnel Costs
147,380,383

Overhead Costs
430,283,590

Sub-Total
577,663,973

(8)
Department of Monitoring and Inspection

Personnel Costs
151,000,897

Overhead Costs
105,785,216

Sub-Total
256,786,113

(9)
Land Administration Department

Personnel Costs
365,513,393

Overhead Costs
470,907,540

Sub-Total
836,420,933
(10)
FCT Procurement Department

Personnel Costs
155,495,757

Overhead Costs
469,742,449

Sub-Total
625,238,206
(11)
FCT Directorate of Muslim Pilgrims Affairs

Personnel Costs
139,303,116

Overhead Costs
877,359,885

Sub-Total
1,016,663,001
(12)
FCT Directorate of Christian Pilgrims Affairs

Personnel Costs
79,495,447

Overhead Costs
660,415,446

Sub-Total
739,910,893
(13)
FCT Pension Department

Personnel Costs
87,359,486

Overhead Costs
2,643,710,567

Sub-Total
2,731,070,052
(14)
FCT Archives and Historical Bureau

Personnel Costs
82,318,914

Overhead Costs
152,568,377

Sub-Total
234,887,291
(15)
FCT Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal

Personnel Costs
58,129,765

Overhead Costs
58,561,454

Sub-Total
116,691,219
(16)
Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage

Personnel Costs
131,865,743

Overhead Costs
576,899,144

Sub-Total
708,764,887
(17)
Department of Information and Communication

Personnel Costs
76,796,489

Overhead Costs
416,987,080

Sub-Total
493,783,569
(18)
Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement

Personnel Costs
20,319,029

Overhead Costs
415,322,877

Sub-Total
435,641,906
(19)
FCDA Administration

Personnel Costs
13,315,913

Overhead Costs
33,326,645

Sub-Total
46,642,558

(20)
Finance and Administration

Personnel Costs
1,080,401,103

Overhead Costs
126,508,307

Sub- Total
1,206,909,410
(21)
Engineering Services

Personnel Costs
848,005,632

Overhead Costs
6,641,646

Sub- Total
854,647,278
(22)
Public Building

Personnel Costs
604,820,930

Overhead Costs
5,431,174

Sub- Total
610,252,104
(23)
Resettlement and Compensation Department

Personnel Costs
162,284,231

Overhead Costs
11,983,568

Sub- Total
174,267,799
(24)
Urban and Regional Planning

Personnel Costs
142,562,163

Overhead Costs
31,241,058

Sub- Total
173,803,220
(25)
Survey and Mapping

Personnel Costs
216,071,175

Overhead Costs
19,805,389

Sub- Total
235,876,564
(26)
Mass Housing Department

Personnel Costs
40,084,818

Overhead Costs
12,605,767

Sub- Total
52,690,585
(27)
FCDA Procurement Department

Personnel Costs
99,065,204

Overhead Costs
11,128,231

Sub- Total
110,193,435
(28)
FCDA Internal Audit

Personnel Costs
36,594,905

Overhead Costs
4,037,780

Sub- Total
40,632,685
(29)
Public Relations

Personnel Costs
53,695,332

Overhead Costs
6,000,727

Sub- Total
59,696,059
(30)
Engineering Design

Personnel Costs
147,596,600

Overhead Costs
2,264,669

Sub- Total
149,861,269
(31)
FCDA Legal Services

Personnel Costs
63,990,000

Overhead Costs
16,000,000

Sub- Total
79,990,000
(32)
FCT Legal Secretariat

Personnel Costs
431,092,932

Overhead Costs
482,676,146

Sub- Total
913,769,078
(33)
Area Council Secretariat

Personnel Costs
182,935,798

Overhead Costs
1,876,171,500

Sub – Total
2,059,107,298
(34)
ACSS Inspectorate, Planning and Monitoring

Personnel Costs
41,086,351

Overhead Costs
237,657,138

Sub – Total
278,743,489
(35)
ACSS Chieftaincy and Community Development

Personnel Costs
127,012,240

Overhead Costs
92,839,343

Sub – Total
219,851,583
(36)
ACSS Primary Health Care Department

Personnel Costs
32,214,357

Overhead Costs
308,263,130

Sub – Total
340,477,487
(37)
ACSS Planning, Research and Statistics

Personnel Costs
36,209,988

Overhead Costs
153,227,119

Sub – Total
189,437,107
(38)
Area Council Service Commission

Personnel Cost
178,197,004

Overhead Costs
240,265,459

Sub-Total
418,462,463
(39)
FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board

Personnel Cost
105,600,188

Overhead Costs
647,484,124

Sub-Total
753,084,312
(40)
Office of the Auditor-General for FCT Area Councils

Personnel Cost
279,815,741

Overhead Costs
322,223,911

Sub-Total
602,039,652
(41)
Transport Secretariat

Personnel Costs
128,923,228

Overhead Costs
159,350,447

Sub – Total
288,273,675
(42)
Road Traffic Services

Personnel Costs
1,539,241,893

Overhead Costs
857,599,008

Sub – Total
2,396,840,901

(43)
Bus Rapid Transit and Transport Regulations (BRTandTR)

Personnel Costs
30,240,762

Overhead Costs
20,257,021

Sub – Total
50,497,783
(44)
Department of Public Transportation

Personnel Costs
38,955,122

Overhead Costs
276,988,276

Sub – Total
315,943,398
(45)
Department of Transportation

Personnel Costs
78,018,463

Overhead Costs
172,494,800

Sub – Total
250,513,263
(46)
Education Secretariat

Personnel Costs
310,846,726

Overhead Costs
415,268,222

Sub- Total
726,114,948
(47)
Agency for Mass Education

Personnel Costs
875,209,184

Overhead Costs
957,618,836

Sub- Total
1,832,828,020
(48)
FCT Education Resource Centre

Personnel Costs
425,175,997

Overhead Costs
160,777,098

Sub- Total
585,953,095
(49)
FCT Universal Basic Education

Personnel Costs
16,486,278,658

Overhead Costs
681,619,615

Sub-Total
17,167,898,273
(50)
FCT Secondary Education Board

Personnel Costs
11,046,187,262

Overhead Costs
940,180,513

Sub-Total
11,986,367,776
(51)
FCT College of Education, Zuba

Personnel Costs
1,517,675,785

Overhead Costs
79,107,994

Sub-Total
1,596,783,779
(52)
FCT Agency for Science and Technology

Personnel Costs
722,350,784

Overhead Costs
333,827,253

Sub-Total
1,056,178,037
(53)
FCT Scholarship Board

Personnel Costs
147,795,292

Overhead Costs
349,955,234

Sub-Total
497,750,526
(54)
Department of Quality Assurance

Personnel Costs
727,516,456

Overhead Costs
105,254,496

Sub-Total
832,770,952
(55)
Department of Higher Education

Personnel Costs
141,124,091

Overhead Costs
109,941,269

Sub-Total
251,065,360
(56)
Department of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics

Personnel Costs
107,589,847

Overhead Costs
274,758,477

Sub-Total
382,348,324
(57)
Health and Human Services Secretariat (HQ)

Personnel Costs
701,290,660

Overhead Costs
3,408,119,376

Sub-Total
4,109,410,036
(58)
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Personnel Costs
436,383,714

Overhead Costs
73,171,967

Sub-Total
509,555,681
(59)
Department of Nursing Services

Personnel Costs
44,715,741

Overhead Costs
18,000,000

Sub-Total
62,715,741
(60)
Public Health Department

Personnel Costs
591,996,697

Overhead Costs
190,390,102

Sub-Total
782,386,799
(61)
Health Planning, Research and Statistics Department

Personnel Costs
106,046,403

Overhead Costs
90,234,702

Sub-Total
196,281,105
(62)
Department of Pharmacy

Personnel Costs
200,123,857

Overhead Costs
163,951,859

Sub-Total
364,075,716
(63)
FCT Medical Diagnostics Department

Personnel Costs
195,826,599

Overhead Costs
102,547,018

Sub-Total
298,373,617
(64)
Health Management Board

Personnel Costs
14,816,889,023

Overhead Costs
359,394,500

Sub- Total
15,176,283,523
(65)
Primary Healthcare Development Board

Personnel Costs
1,248,392,611

Overhead Costs
915,385,786

Sub-Total
2,163,778,397

(66)
Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat

Personnel Costs
270,889,833

Overhead Costs
330,230,648

Sub – Total
601,120,481
(67)
FCT Agric Development Project

Personnel Costs
457,880,120

Overhead Costs
126,719,552

Sub – Total
584,599,672
(68)
Department Of Agric Services

Personnel Costs
177,313,473

Overhead Costs
51,534,726

Sub – Total
228,848,199
(69)
Department of Agricultural Planning, Research and Statistics

Personnel Costs
100,942,913

Overhead Costs
119,297,188

Sub – Total
220,240,101
(70)
Department of Veterinary Services

Personnel Costs
483,009,651

Overhead Costs
70,656,970

Sub – Total
553,666,621
(71)
Department of Animal Husbandry

Personnel Costs
122,123,259

Overhead Costs
40,580,034

Sub – Total
162,703,293
(72)
Department of Forestry

Personnel Costs
80,405,399

Overhead Costs
69,050,000

Sub – Total
149,455,399
(73)
Department OF Cooperative and Rural Development

Personnel Costs
80,586,865

Overhead Costs
61,540,000

Total
142,126,865
(74)
Department of Fisheries

Personnel Costs
100,947,031

Overhead Costs
71,840,396

Sub – Total
172,787,427
(75)
Social Development Secretariat

Personnel Costs
199,956,174

Overhead Costs
381,115,083

Total
581,071,257
(76)
Welfare Department

Personnel Costs
96,184,898

Overhead Costs
1,212,779,872

Sub – Total
1,308,964,770
(77)
Sports Department

Personnel Costs
117,205,086

Overhead Costs
165,488,828

Sub- Total
282,693,914
(78)
Tourism Department

Personnel Costs
76,852,556

Overhead Costs
47,183,647

Sub – Total
124,036,203
(79)
Gender Development Department

Personnel Costs
63,198,790

Overhead Costs
217,297,409
(80)
Sub – Total
280,496,199

Arts and Culture

Personnel Costs
127,020,905

Overhead Costs
97,285,423

Sub – Total
224,306,328
(81)
Youth Department

Personnel Costs
54,291,908

Overhead Costs
173,849,738

Sub – Total
228,141,646
(82)
Abuja Metropolitan Management Council

Personnel Costs
280,983,140

Overhead Costs
293,404,738

Sub – Total
574,387,878
(83)
Parks and Recreation

Personnel Cost
432,285,976

Overhead Costs
356,779,243

Sub-Total
789,065,219
(84)
Facilities Maintenance and Management

Personnel Cost
315,486,884

Overhead Costs
2,976,830,211

Sub-Total
3,292,317,095
(85)
FCT Urban Affairs

Personnel Cost
26,596,692

Overhead Costs
73,691,499

Sub-Total
100,288,191
(86)
Development Control Department

Personnel Cost
965,056,107

Overhead Costs
168,036,970

Sub-Total
1,133,093,077
(87)
FCT Water Board

Personnel Cost
1,387,382,199

Overhead Costs
2,232,025,209

Sub-Total
3,619,407,408
(88)
Abuja Environmental Protection Board

Personnel Cost
1,876,120,956

Overhead Costs
3,723,378,006

Sub-Total
5,599,498,962
(89)
Abuja Geographic Information Systems

Personnel Cost
351,566,143

Overhead Costs
716,463,825

Sub-Total
1,068,029,967
(90)
Satellite Towns Development Department

Personnel Cost
481,347,342

Overhead Costs
2,098,198,353

Sub-Total
2,579,545,695
(91)
Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC)

Personnel Costs
72,045,609

Overhead Costs
309,081,057

Sub-Total
381,126,666
(92)
FCT Emergency Management Agency

Personnel Cost
229,574,246

Overhead Costs
1,003,722,995

Sub-Total
1,233,297,241
(93)
Department of Fire Service

Personnel Cost
891,819,593

Overhead Costs
488,889,919

Sub-Total
1,380,709,512

General Summary

Total Personnel
74,323,382,813

Total Overhead
58,728,614,466

Total Recurrent
133,051,997,279

PART B – Capital Expenditure

2021 PROPOSAL
(1)
Federal Capital Territory Administration
3,586,261,260
(2)
Protocol Department
153,364,939
(3)
Security Services Department
750,094,816
(4)
FCT Treasury
4,914,929,527
(5)
Department of Economic Planning
80,000,000
(6)
Department of Human Resource Management
125,491,581
(7)
FCT Audit Department
92,606,639
(8)
Department of Monitoring and Inspection
30,000,000
(9)
Land Administration Department
188,092,429
(10)
FCT Procurement Department
411,516,599
(11)
FCT Directorate of Muslim Pilgrims Affairs
457,000,504
(12)
FCT Directorate of Christian Pilgrims Affairs
163,626,797
(13)
FCT Pension Department
10,758,299
(14)
FCT Archives and Historical Bureau
3,309,243
(15)
FCT Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal
70,549,796
(16)
Department of Outdoor Advertisement and Signage
483,000,000
(17)
Department of Information and Communication
184,495,271
(18)
Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement
76,409,214
(19)
FCDA Administration
0
(20)
Finance and Administration
0
(21)
Engineering Services
46,142,956,983
(22)
Public Buildings
1,135,269,695
(23)
Resettlement and Compensation Department
703,745,530
(24)
Urban and Regional Planning
170,402,452
(25)
Survey and Mapping
1,363,891,130
(26)
Mass Housing Department
25,000,000
(27)
FCDA Procurement Department
20,154,083
(28)
Internal Audit
0
(29)
Public Relations
0
(30)
Engineering Design
288,032,227
(31)
FCDA Legal Services
0
(32)
FCT Legal Secretariat
27,069,068
(33)
Area Council Secretariat
172,000,077
(34)
ACSS Inspectorate, Planning And Monitoring
127,026,558
(35)
ACSS Chieftaincy and Community Development
214,251,252
(36)
ACSS Primary Health Care Department
70,000,000
(37)
ACSS Planning, Research and Statistics
10,540,291
(38)
Area Councils Service Commission
435,495,325
(39)
FCT Area Councils Staff Pension Board
285,274,898
(40)
Office of the Auditor-General for FCT Area Councils
120,582,947
(41)
Transport Secretariat
674,230,000
(42)
Road Traffic Services
2,360,331,390
(43)
Bus Rapid Transit and Transport Regulations (BRT and TR)
16,111,392
(44)
Department of Traffic Management
1,516,017,816
(45)
Department of Transportation
80,201,436,439
(46)
Education Secretariat
2,130,653,549
(47)
Agency for Mass Education
991,862,062
(48)
FCT Education Resource Centre
47,206,162
(49)
FCT Universal Basic Education
2,785,190,743
(50)
FCT Secondary Education Board
3,031,500,000
(51)
FCT College of Education, Zuba
110,425,840
(52)
FCT Agency for Science and Technology
64,245,063
(53)
FCT Scholarship Board
84,403,027
(54)
Department of Policy Implementation
149,664,457
(55)
Department of Higher Education
92,879,150
(56)
Department of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics
121,516,240
(57)
HHS Secretariat
352,760,896
(58)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
604,925,281
(59)
Department of Nursing Services
80,000,000
(60)
Public Health Department
0
(61)
Health Planning Research and Statistics
25,578,218
(62)
Department of Pharmacy
56,000,000
(63)
FCT Medical and Diagnostics
41,042,656
(64)
Health Management Board
1,783,160,991
(65)
Primary Health Care Development Board
502,014,327
(66)
Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat
213,505,596
(67)
FCT Agricultural Development Project
21,096,947
(68)
Department of Agricultural Services
1,918,560,284
(69)
Department of Agricultural Planning, Research and Statistics
20,518,336
(70)
Department of Veterinary Services
60,525,807
(71)
Department of Animal Husbandry
312,000,000
(72)
Department of Forestry and Rural Development
48,232,172
(73)
Department of Cooperative and Rural Development
165,500,000
(74)
Department of Fisheries
104,000,000
(75)
Social Development Secretariat
451,192,792
(76)
Welfare Department
51,510,870
(77)
Sports Department
221,362,086
(78)
Tourism Department
44,500,000
(79)
Gender Development Department
203,000,000
(80)
Arts and Culture
29,000,000
(81)
Youth Department
60,000,000
(82)
Abuja Metropolitan Management Council
164,495,294
(83)
Parks and Recreation
280,865,939
(84)
Facilities Maintenance and Management
6,302,889,485
(85)
FCT Urban Affairs
238,454,980
(86)
Development Control Department
916,177,787
(87)
FCT Water Board
2,133,098,080
(88)
Abuja Environmental Protection Board
575,364,815
(89)
Abuja Geographic Information Systems.
553,811,155
(90)
Satellite Towns Development Department
20,022,402,293
(91)
Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC)
17,416,072
(92)
FCT Emergency Management Agency
296,856,408
(93)
Department of Fire Service
568,801,915

Total Capital
196,911,494,243

Grand Total recurrent and Capital
329,963,491,523

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

This Bill provides for the issuing out of the Statutory Revenue Fund of the Federal Capital Territory, the sum of N329,963,491,523.00 only, out of which N74,323,382,813.00 is for Personnel Costs and N 58,728,197,466.00 is for Overhead Costs while the balance of N196,911,494,243.00 is for Capital Expenditure.

Synopsis of the report:
Rep. Garba stated that the FCT statutory appropriation Bill is for the smooth running of activities and the responsibility of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory.

Summary of voting:
Clauses voted on and carried: 1-7
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HOUSE IN PLENARY

The House reverted to plenary and adopted the report of the Committee of Supply following a motion by the Leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and seconded by the Minority Leader of the House, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu

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CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS (HOUSE IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE) Rep. Ahmed Idris Wase chairing:

12. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria Act, Cap. I.12, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Provide for the Role of Chemists, the Regulation of Practicing Fees by Members of the Institute; and for Related Matters (HB. 180) (Rep. Muhammad Umar Jega & Rep. Gideon Gwani) (Committee of the Whole: 5/11/2019) – (Adjourned Consideration 10/6/2021).

Synopsis of the Report:
Rep. Umar Jega explained that the Bill had been considered earlier but some abnormalities in the numbering had halted the consideration. He stated that the numbering had been corrected and asked for the resumption of the consideration.

Summary of voting:
Clause voted and carried: 10

The Chairman of the Committee and Deputy Speaker of the House, Rep. Ahmed Idris Wase noticed that the numbering of the report was still not in order and further consideration was again deferred till another legislative date to enable the committee to make the necessary corrections before further consideration of the report can be done.

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13. A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Lunacy Act, Cap. L524, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Establish a Mental Health Department to Promote and Protect the Rights of Persons with Intellectual, Psychosocial or Cognitive Disabilities, and to Provide for Enhancement and Regulation of Mental Health Services in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB.1208) (Senate) (Leader) – (Committee of the Whole: 16/3/2021).

Synopsis of the report:
Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa stated that the Bill is critical to address, protect and promote the rights of special individuals with mental health challenges in Nigeria and urged members to pass the Bill in the interest of affected Nigerians and their loved ones.

Summary of voting:
Clauses voted on and carried: 1-59
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HOUSE IN PLENARY
The House reverted to plenary and adopted the report of the committee of the whole following a motion by the Leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and seconded by the Deputy Leader of the House, Rep. Peter Akpatason
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Adjournment:
The House at 2:51 Pm adjourned plenary till Thursday, July 1st, 2021 by 11:00 A.M following a motion for adjournment moved by the Leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and seconded by the Deputy Leader of the House, Rep. Peter Akpatason.

Courtesy:
Media Unit, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives.

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