Lawmakers during plenary at the Senate chamber in Abuja February 12, 2020. Photo: [email protected]
The Senate on Tuesday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for consideration of the country‘s explosive bill.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan read the President’s letter at the commencement of plenary after two months annual recess.
According to the letter, the Explosive Bill 2021 seeks to repeal the Explosive Act of 1964 and re-enact the act to regulate the manufacturing, storage, possession, use, distribution, purchase, sell, transportation, importation, and exportation of explosives and related matters.
The Senate also received the Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill from President Buhari seeking the approval of the legislators to consider the bill.
The Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021 seeks to transform the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons into a national center for the control of small arms and light weapons, under the office of the National Security Adviser.