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Buhari transmit bills on arms control, explosives to NASS

Buhari transmit bills on arms control, explosives to NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted two executive bills to the red chamber, National Assembly seeking to control proliferation of arms as well as regulate importation of explosives.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan made the disclosure at the floor of the plenary in Abuja, Tuesday.

According to Ahmad Lawan the bills- Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021 and Explosives Bill 2021 were accompanied by two separate letters dated Aug.26 and Aug. 27 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, Buhari in the letter on explosive bill said that the request for consideration of the bill was made pursuant to Section 58(2) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Lawan said that the explosives bill 2021 sought to repeal the Explosives Act 1964 and enact the Explosives Act, to regulate the manufacture, storage, possession, use, distribution, purchase, sale, transportation, importation, and exportation of explosives and for related matters.

The Senate President added that Buhari in the second letter, urged the Senate to consider the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021, to curb the security challenge in the country.