Senate Sends Good Samaritan Bill, Others To President For Signing

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The Senate has recently among others, passed the Good Samaritan Bill sponsored by Hon. Babajimi Benson representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the lower chambers of the National Assembly.


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The Bill passed last year by the House of Representatives, seeks to provide protection of persons who render reasonable assistance during emergency situations occurring at place within Federal Jurisdiction and to serve as a model to be adopted by States of the Federation and for Related Matters (HB.171).



BlackBox Nigeria gathered that when the bill becomes an act by presidential assent, would encourage people to render reasonable assistance to people in distress without the fear of bearing the consequences of such assistance.


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The senate in its yesterday’s, Thursday May 16th 2019 plenary also passed the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (HBs 918 & and 1529) which if signed into law by president Muhammadu Buhari, June 12 would now be observed as the nation’s democracy day.



Presently, the Nigeria’s democracy day is celebrated May 29 of every year but with the amendment of the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is a concurrence with the House of Representatives, there are possibility that the president will signed it into law to make June 12 democracy day.



BlackBox Nigeria recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had last year immotalised Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the Nigeria’s presidential election that was held on June 12, 1993. Also, the presidency, through the minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had said that President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will take his second term oarth of office on May 29, 2019 under low key, added that the celebration will take place on June 12, 2019.


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With the passage of the bill by the Senate which is a concurrence with the House of Representatives, June 12 will now become Nigeria’s democracy day if Buhari assented to it. The other five bills the Senate concurred with the House of Representatives includes: the Federal Capital Teritory Area Councils Service Commision (Est, etc) Bill, 2019 (HB. 975), Nigeia Natural Medicine Development Agency (Eat, etc) bill, 2019 (HB 1363), Projects Development Agency PRODA (Est.etc) Bill, 2019 (HB 1542) and Data Protection Bill.

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