Senate Passes Nigeria Start-up Bill, 2022


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Senate on Wednesday passed the Nigeria Start-up Bill, 2022

The bill, which was sponsored by Deputy Senate Leader Ajayi Boroffice (APC – Ondo), seeks to establish the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The council, when  established, will have the mandate of creating and developing an enabling environment for technology-enabled start-ups in Nigeria.

The Upper Legislative Chamber passed the bill following the  adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Security at the plenary.

The bill was laid at the plenary by the committee Chairman, Senator Oseni Yakubu.

Similarly, at the plenary, a bill for an act to provide an ease of doing business to ensure transparency, efficiency and productivity in Nigeria and other related matters passed second reading, and  was thereafter referred to the Committee on Trade and Investment for further legislative input.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawn, gave the committee two weeks to report back to the chamber in plenary

A bill seeking to establish the Federal Nephrology and Kidney Research and Treatment Centre, Hadejia, sponsored by Senator Hassan Ibrahim Hadejia (APC – Jigawa),  also scaled second reading.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) for further legislative inputs.

The committee, Chaired by Yahaya Oloriegbe, was given four weeks to forward its report back to the senate. 

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