The House of Representatives is calling on President Bola Tinubu to assent to the two Bills recently re-introduced and passed by the 10th Assembly, which border on providing support for the Armed Forces and the Defence Industry.
Recall that the two bills, Defence Industries Corporation (DICON) Bill and the Armed Forces Trust Fund Bill, were passed by the 9th Assembly, but did not receive the assent of President Muhammad Buhari before the expiration of his administration.
The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, while speaking at the closing ceremony of a 2-day post inauguration retreat organised for members of the House Committee on Defence by the National Defence College, Abuja last Friday, said President Bola Tinubu usually gives attention to activities of the National Assembly and the people, and as such, would ensure the bills will not suffer under this dispensation.
According to him, the 10th House, under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, would continue to work for the overall good of the Nigerian populace.