National Assembly Service Commission Act 2014

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE (ESTABLISHMENT, ETC.) BILL, 2014
HARMONIZED CONFERENCE REPORT
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REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE BILL, 2014~
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The National Assembly Service Commission Act (Repeal) Bill was passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives with some differences.
In view of the foregoing, Conference Committee was constituted to harmonize the differences in the Bill.
The conferees are:
1. Sen. Alousiou Etok 2. Sen. Albert T. Sam-Tsokwa 3. Sen. Babafemi Ojudu 4. Sen. Muhammed S. Saleh (OON) - 5. Sen. Ibrahim Musa 6. Sen. Abubakar T. Umar 7. Sen. Christopher C. Nwankwo 8. Hon. Ali Ahmad n H A· . "h···········--- - - .----'h-·Oll.· ·mmu 0 agan· ...----- 10. Hon. Andrew 1.Uchendu (OON)- 11. Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe 12.Hol1.Ajibola Muraina
(Chairman, Senate) (Chairman, House) Member " " " " " "-- -- .------------------------ " " "
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The Committee met in conference 011 Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 and harmonized the differences in the Bill.
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The Committee having studied the Bill agreed that the Secretariat should re-order the numbering of the Clauses in line with existing similar Institutions.
The Committee Resolved as follows:
1. Long Title - the Senate version was adopted ~~L.UausTr=1he House'verslo-nwas aaoptea-.~-~----------'- .---'~----
3. Clause 2 - the side note ofthe Senate version is adopted 4. Clause 3 - the House version was adopted 5. Clause 4 - the House version was adopted 6. Clause 5 - the House version was adopted 7. Clause 6(2) - of the Senate version was adopted and that wherever
appearing in the Bill, a resolution shall be by a simple majority 8. Clause 7 - the House version was adopted 9. (a) Clause 9 (1) of the Senate version was adopted
(b) Clause 9 (c) House version was adopted 10. Clause 10 - Senate version was adopted 11. Clause 12 - Senate version was adopted 12. Clause 13 - House version was adopted 13. (a) Clause 14 - side note of the House version was adopted
(b) Clause 14 (2) of the Senate version was adopted (c) Clause 14 (4) of the Senate version was adopted
14. Clause 15 -House version was adopted 15. Clause 16 - House version was adopted
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The Committee equally adopted the House Second Schedule, and adopted additional directorate from the Senate version, i.e. Common Services Office.
CONCLUSION:
The Chairman thanked Members of the conference for their commitment ~--and-dedicatiD1rto -errsuringihat tlld3ii1--was··harmonized-pmrcefutl).'fhe·~~--~. '
Chairman further thanked the Leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives for the confidence reposed in them.
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HARMONIZED REPORT ON THE
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE BILL, 2014
The National Assembly Service Commission Act, Cap. N7 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 is repealed and Enacted as the National .Assernbly Service Act, 2014 to Recognize the Management and Administrative Structure of the National Assembly for Improved Service Delivery; and for Related Matters.
BE IT ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Commencement. Nigeria-
1. The National Assembly Service Commission Act, Cap. N7 Laws of the Repeal. Federation of Nigeria, 2004 is repealed and re-enacted as the National Assembly Service Act, 2014 with the following provisions-
2. (1) There is established the National Assembly Service Commission in this Bill referred to as "the Commission"). (2) The Commission shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and shall have power to sue and be sued.
Establishment of the National Assembly Service Commission.
3. (l) The Commission shall comprise a Chairman and 12 other members. Membership of the Commission.
(2) The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive ofthe Commission.
Jlt Th~_PrtesiQel1ULfthe ~Senate shaILllpolLconsuJta1imuyj1hth~Bp~lil=,- __,-=,u u u _ of the House of Representatives, submit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria a proposed list out of which the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall nominate for appointment, a Chairman and members of the Commission.
(4) The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall appoint the Chairman and members of the Commission from the list submitted to him in accordance with the provision of subsection (3) of this section subject to the confirmation ofthe Senate.
(5) At least 2 members of the Commission shall be drawn from each of the
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six geopoliticaJ zones of Nigeria.
(6) A member of the Commission shall hold office for a period of 5 years from the date. of his appointment and he may be reappointed for another term of 5 years and no more.
(8) Where a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Commission, it shall be filled by the appointment of a successor in accordance with the provisions of section 7 (4) of this Bill to hold office for the remainder of the term of office of his predecessor and such a successor shall represent the same geopolitical interest.
First Schedule (7) Th~ovisi()!0I1~ theBrst ScheduJe to this Bil1shall have 111~c;1with~ ~ .__ ,respect to the proceedings of the Commission or its Committees, and other matters.
(9) The composition of the Commission, the staffing and the conduct of its affairs shall reflect the Federal Character of Nigeria as enshrined in section 14 (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
4. (1) No person shall be considered for appointment as a Member of the Commission, if-
Qualification for Membership.
(a) he is not qualified to be elected as a Member of the House of Representatives;
(b) within the preceding 10 years, he has been removed as a member of any of the bodies established bysectij)IlJ2;3g[Jh~
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