Centre tasks 8th National Assembly to speed passage of PIB, Electoral Amendment Bill

The Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, Clement Nwankwo, has urged the 8th National Assembly to ensure the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill before its tenure elapses.
Nwankwo also urged the National Assembly to utilise the remaining two months left in office to pass the Electoral Amendment and other Citizen Beneficiary Bills before it is dissolved in June.
The executive director gave the advice on Monday in Abuja at a media workshop on ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Media Reportage in the 8th Assembly.
Nwankwo urged the incoming 9th National Assembly to collaborate more with the Executive and ensure strict implementation of the principle of separation of powers.
Nwankwo said that the 9th National Assembly should exclusively determine its leadership and should not relinquish its affairs to external forces.
The executive director said that the workshop was geared toward improving the way activities in the National Assembly were being reported.
He expressed optimism that the workshop would further equip reporters and assists them to improve on the activities on the 9th Assembly, through their report.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event drew media practitioners from across media organisations in the country.