Senate Considers Bill on Elimination of Violence Against Persons

A bill to repeal and re-enact the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill 2024 has passed Second Reading on the floor of the Senate.

The bill among others seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against persons and to provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims, and punishment of offenders.

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Isah Jibrin, said it has become obvious that it contains provisions that are inimical to the realizations of its objectives.

The Kogi East lawmaker added that the Act contains inadequate provisions for compensation of the victims of violence.
After deliberations, the bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters to report back within Six weeks.

Similarly, a Bill for an Act to establish Chartered out of home Media practitioners of Nigeria also passed for second reading on the floor of Tuesday’s plenary.

In his lead debate, sponsor of the bill, Enyinnaya Abaribe stressed that the Bill seeks to establish the regulatory body to oversee digital display in the country and the need to professionalize engagement in the field.

The was thereafter referred to the Senate Committees on Establishment and Public Service Matters, Information and Media and Publicity to report back in Six weeks.

Meanwhile the Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Matthew Olumide for the appointment as the Director General National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).