Senate Plenary: National lottery act amendment bill and JAMB scales second reading in senate
The National Lottery Act Amendment Bill which seek to make provisions for effective operation of Lottery in Nigeria, has unanimously endorsed for second reading on the floor of Nigerian Senate.
Senate on Wednesday plenary, the bill, which was sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi West, seeks to make provisions for effective operation of Lottery in the country, was first read on March 17 2016.
Leading debate on the bill, Sen. Melaye explained if passed into law,the bill would enable effective operation of lottery in line with international best practice in the country.
Contributing to the debate on the bill, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said the passage of the bill would enhance revenue generation through lottery.
Other Senators who contributed included Ali Ndume, Olujimi Abiodun,
In his ruling, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, emphasised the need to diversify to other means of revenue generation to improve nation's gross domestic product,
It was gathered that the law-makers voted for the passage of the bill for second reading and it was referred to the senate Committee on youth and sports given four weeks to submit their report back to the senate for further legislative function.
Meanwhile, A bill for an act to amend the joint admissions and matriculations board act and for other matters connected also passed second reading today at the floor of upper chamber.
The bill, which was sponsored by senate senator Joshua Lidani from Gombe Central, for an act to amend the joint administration and matriculation board.
In his remarks Senate President, Bukola Saraki committed the billto Senate committee on education given four weeks to report back to the senate.