shoShehu Lawan Kaka, a senator from the Borno Central Senatorial District, has called for a review of Nigerian legislation, claiming that one hasn’t been carried out in the previous 19 years.
The member stated in a sponsored resolution that was discussed on the upper parliamentary Chamber’s floor on Tuesday that it was necessary to examine, update, and arrange the laws for convenience of reference, especially those that apply to Nigeria.
Senator Kaka reminded the assembly that it was the legislators’ prerogative to authorize the Office of the Attorney General to conduct a long-overdue examination of Nigerian legislation.
The congressman said that the most recent review was conducted in 2004 and that it was approved by the “Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Act, 2007,” which abolished the “Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990” revision.
“Worried that the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 have not been revised nineteen years later, implying that the various laws passed in Nigeria between January 1, 2003, and the present are still not included in the compilation,” he stated.
Senators who supported the measure unanimously agreed that the National Assembly should bear the burden of conducting a review.
Godswill Obot Akpabio, the president of the Senate, honored the prayers by directing the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters to act promptly.
The petitions “mandating the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to immediately interface with the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation to initiate the process of revising the laws” were endorsed by Senate President Godswill Obot Akpabio.