President Buhari signs lawmakers’ immunity bill into law

508, lawmakers immunity law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill that protects the Legislative Houses in the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly immunity from litigation for actions taken in plenary or committee proceedings of the House or committee.

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The law empowers the legislature to summon any person to appear before her, give evidence, as well as power of an officer of the legislative House to arrest any person who commits an offense against the Act.

It was one of the eight bills the President assented to and thus become laws.

Others are. National Senior Citizens Center Act, 2018 which establishes the National Senior Citizens Center in the country to cater for the needs of the senior citizens, National Institute of Legislative Studies (Amendment) Act, 2018, and Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Spain (Domestication and Enforcement) Act, 2018.

It also include, the Rail Loan (International Bank) (Repeal) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration Act, 2018 and Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (Establishment), Act, 2018.


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