By Mitchelle Uzorka, 01:35pm
The Senate, on Tuesday March 1 2022 approved the conference committee report on the Nigeria Postal Services Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2022 and also confirmed the nomination of Professor Mansur Auwalu Bindawa as a Non-Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Bindawa’s nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, was in compliance with the provisions of Sections 5(3); 8(1); and 11(2) of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.
On the other hand, The conference committee report on the Nigeria Postal Services Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2022 was approved following the consideration of the conference committee report on the bill after it was laid by the Deputy Senate Leader, Robert Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North).
Boroffice, in his presentation, said the Conference Committee met and deliberated on the two versions of the bill as passed by the two Chambers.
He explained that after extensive deliberations, the Conference Committee resolved and adopted the Senate Version in Clauses 3(3): 28(5): 35(1); and 36(1) while Clauses 8(1); 9(n); 10(1); 33(t); 68(2)(b); 72(1) and 75 of the House of Representatives’ version of the Bill were adopted.
The Senate, thereafter, approved the Conference Committee report on the NIPOST bill, 2022.