Buhari to Establish Board for Civil Defence, Immigration, Others

February 15, 2022
Immigration

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Senate has received a bill transmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for the establishment of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Federal Fire and Immigration Services Board.

The bill, which was forwarded for consideration and passage, was accompanied by a letter dated February 9, 2022.

The letter was read by the Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, at the start of the plenary session on Tuesday, February 15.

President Buhari in the letter explained that the request for the passage of the bill was pursuant to the provision of Section 58(2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“Pursuant to Section 58(2) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I forward, herewith, The Civil Defence, Correctional, Federal Fire and Immigration Services Board Bill, 2022 for the kind consideration of the Senate.

“The Civil Defence, Correctional, Federal Fire and Immigration Services Board Bill, 2022 seeks to establish the Civil Defence, Correctional, Federal Fire and Immigration Services Board to adequately reflect the current relationship between the Board, Corps and the Services and align their composition, structure, functions and practices to attain the intended mandate of the services.

“While hoping that this submission will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter read in part.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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