President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has outlined the focus of the Senate upon resumption from recess to include passing other aspects of the Petroleum Industry Bill.

He said in a statement that both the Administrative and Fiscal Policy Bills for the Petroleum Industry as key parts of the priorities for the 8th Senate in the next 22 months.

Speaking on the issues that will take up the Senate’s time over the next 22-months, Saraki stated that it will focus on Bills aimed at repositioning the national economy so as to enable it address the rising unemployment and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy through legislative oversight on government establishments.

He added that other issues that would pre-occupy the upper legislative chamber are the need to entrench transparency in governance at all levels and creating universal health coverage law.

He said that the Senate will stop at nothing in strengthening the institution of the Senate by ensuring that people begin to understand the role of parliament in the governing of the nation.

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