SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF BUKOLA SARAK

‎KWARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL SEAT; SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF BUKOLA SARAKI

In another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today, in the pending appeal filed by Alhaji L.A.. K Jimoh challenging the nomination of the former Governor of Kwara Sate, Senator Bukola Saraki to the Upper Chamber of National Assembly, the apex court unanimously held that the appeal is unmeritorious and it is hereby dismissed.

The Court while dismissing the suit with Apeal . No. Sc. 493/2013. Apeal. No. CA/. ABJ/318/12. Titled, Alhaji laziz kolawole jimoh. V. P. D. P, INEC & Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, filed by the appellant was dismissed because it flays against many decided authorities. The court advise the appellant to withdraw the matter forthwith as hearing the appeal will be an exercise in futility. The appeal was eventually dismissed.

While scolding ‎the appellant’s lawyer for taking a step which amounts to abuse of court process and wasting of time of the court, the panel of judges who did not hide their feeling towards the lawyer and without mincing words, lambasted the lawyer for bringing such matter before the apex court knowingfully that such matter terminates at the Court of Appeal by law and procedure.

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal had earlier upheld the decision of the lower court to the extent that Senator Bukola Saraki was appropriately nominated by his former party, the PDP as the candidate to represent the Kwara Central Senatorial District of Kwara State.

With the latest ruling by the apex court, it is finally settled that‎ Senator Bukola Saraki was properly nominated as candidate of People’s Democratic Party in 2011

OIL BENCHMARK PRICE OF $78 FOR 2015 BUDGET IS UNREALISTIC- SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI

These are troubling times for the Nigerian economy. Our revenue base is caving in under the stress of falling price of oil in the international market. Due to the drastic and persistent nature of this fall from the highs of $115 in June of this year, it is my considered view that we can’t continue to give the impression that it is business as usual. The fact that the free fall in the international oil market price has seen it loosing over 25% of early June highs means that correspondingly our economy has lost over 25% of budget revenue estimates of the period as a result. More ominously, the fact that it continues to fall unabated means that it is not getting better yet and therefore we must now apply the breaks and act fast before they get out of hand.

 

Our economy cannot fully withstand the current trend of the current oil market. It is not our fault that the market is volatile but is will be our fault if we don’t learn from the mistakes of previous price falls especially 2008 to plan timeously on how to ease the pain for our people. This is not the time to paint over the rust, discussions and the choices we make now must be based on economics not politics.

 

The current position to put the benchmark for oil price at $78 is inconsistent with the economic trend and attitude of the managers of our economy, which has shown in the past to be very wary of over optimistic benchmark assumptions settling rather for the more prudent conservative base.

 

 

 

YEAR

PROPOSED OIL BENCHMARK PRICE

AV. OIL PRICE PER BARREL

2011

$75

$100

2012

$70

$111.67

2013

$75

$107.96

2014

$74

$90

2015

$78

$79

 

The above table clearly shows a clear departure from the trend over the years to a very acute tendency in 2015 proposed budget MTEF paper. This MOF/Executive position is hard to justify on any economic modeling or recent policy positions. One is left with the impression that this benchmark is not a product of any economic model but a political induced decision that does not paint the correct picture nor aligns itself to the 2015 forecast. So government should go back and come up with a realistic benchmark, which in my view cannot be above the lower 70’s. There is no better time to give full disclosure of the state of the economy and tell the Nigerian people the truth. We have a problem in our hands but not one that cannot be surmounted with the right political will. 

 

WHY THE URGENT NEED FOR ACTION

Aside the issue of the benchmark, the country needs a contingency plan in place now.

 

There is no country leadership that can continue to act like business as usual where it faces over 25% drop in its annual revenues.

 

Our foreign reserves have depleted considerably from the heights it had achieved of over $58b to the $39bn we have now. What this means is that we have small room to maneuver than we had in 2008.

Since most of this cost will be borne by the capital side of expenditure there is a likelihood that the implication will be in job losses, unemployment, social imbalance etc. none of the impact will be positive.

 

The implication of the state of our financial affairs and the reality if the truth is to be told by government is that there will be little or no capital project to be implemented in 2015 except things change drastically. But before Nigerians are called upon to make sacrifices government must show the will to tackle the monumental revenue leakages in our finances. These leakages have the capacity to significantly reduce the level of impact from this economic situation. It is unacceptable for these leakages to continue whilst Nigerians are called to make sacrifice.

 

These leakages, which are known to all but have persisted, now need to be tackled urgently.

 

1.   Crude oil theft.

The continuous loss of over 200,000- 300,000 barrels per day of crude must be stopped. Whether the perpetrators are powerful or highly connected is no longer an acceptable excuse why government with the full capacity of the law and instrument of state cohesion hasn’t been able to fully address this menace.

 

2.    The other issue is the vexed issue of the Kerosene Subsidy, which is costing the economy over N300b annually. This issue, which must be disconnected with the fuel subsidy, is one that government can easily deal with. There is incontrovertible evidence that the scheme feeds only the pocket of those who import Kerosene and does not get to the ordinary citizen. At this stage of our fiscal situation, this presents a good opportunity to exit the scheme to fund other critical sectors that can augment the revenue base.

 

3.        Another area that the government could work to review would be the Crude SWAP program. Many reports including the NEITI report have indicted this NNPC program and called for a review of the program, as it is not adding value to the economy. There is no better time to stop the program. It’s wasteful and inefficient.

 

4.        Government will have to revisit its recent decision to grant some oil companies Pioneer Status. This has become necessary as the nation can ill afford this due to the fiscal implications on the revenues of the country especially collectible tax in the face of these new realities.

 

What is required now is the right political will and leadership from government. Government should as a matter of national importance convene a meeting of the National Economic Council to proffer a collective and workable decision on the national contingency and viable benchmark oil price. There is no better time than now for government to do what is right and save Nigerians from the foreseeable hardship ahead.

SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI is Chairman Senate Committee on Environment and member Senate Committee on Finance

SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER, 2014

Today, Tuesday the 21st of October 2014, the Senate was in receipt of an executive communication on the request of Mr President to increase the amount of the Diaspora Bond from USD 100 lion to a maximum of USD300 from the International Capital Market. The request was, as is the tradition of the Senate, referred to its Standing Committee on Local & Foreign debts and Finance.

The Senate also approved and adopted the Conference Committee Report on Review of the 1999 Const. of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Further amendment) Bill 2014.

The Report of the Joint Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters and the Local Government Administration on the Border Communities Development Agency Bill 2014 was considered clause by clause, by the Senate sitting in the whole. The Bill was subsequently read for the 3rd time and passed.

Other items on the other paper were stood down to another legislative date.

Senator Saraki Suspends 2015 Presidential Bid in interest of country and party

After months of wide but careful deliberations and consultations with my family, friends, political associates and supporters, today, I am announcing the suspension of my Presidential Bid in the interest of our country and party.

As it stands, I have been deeply humbled by the spark that my prospective candidacy has ignited among Nigerians across Nigeria and abroad; Young people, youth groups, and stakeholders from all geo-political zones have sought the change that they wish to see.

These young people by their overwhelming support have not only

encouraged my candidacy, they have endorsed the change that they

desperately crave.

As complicated as the political outlook of 2015 currently seems, now is the time for well-meaning Nigerians from all works of life to

fall-in-line and become rank-and-file soldiers in our struggle to

reclaim our nation.

I have always maintained that I did not leave the ruling party for

the opposition because of any personal interest; Anyone who

understands Nigerian politics would know that it takes serious courage, rugged doggedness and self-sacrifice to do that. Therefore, whether it is on the issue of the party or all other issues that I have been pushing in my position as a Senator of the Federal Republic, the primal purpose that drives me is the desire to see a better and more purposely governed Nigeria.

Fixing Nigeria cannot be done by any an individual effort, because fixing Nigeria is an assignment that goes beyond the power of any individual or party; it is beyond individual’s ambition and zeal. Fixing a nation like Nigeria with daunting challenges that have accumulated over the years, will take a combined effort. Due to this, I believe that as we move forward to the next elections, now is the time “for every patriotic Nigerian, particularly those in the political terrain to base their ambitions and interest in the context of the country’s overall interest.”

In any healthy democracy, several people will always compete. Even at that, by virtue of the notion of completion, only one can emerge at

the end of the day. What this means is that several others may be left disappointed. To my party-men and women, to all our candidates competing for the highest office in the land, we must remember that as we move on to take the lead in this fight for the future of our great country, our party cannot afford too much internal rancour going into next year’s election. Therefore, some of us need to make personal sacrifice and be part of the solution rather than parts of the problem of the party – and in turn, the country.

This explains why some of us feel that we must make necessary sacrifices and contribute immensely to building a strong and united party that provides the only real alternative to the floundering Government that has become too constipated on power and lost touch with the realities that ordinary Nigerians grapple with everyday.

Moving forward, we need to change the way the country is run; we need change in our security and the values we place on human life; we need to change the current disgraceful situation in security and corruption. And I believe only the APC can bring about this change and give our country the leadership that it deserves.

But we must not stop here. To bring about this change, we must knock on doors, and travel far and wide and spread the ideology of a new Nigeria. We must let Nigerians know that as we seek their mandate as a party and as politicians, they must hold us accountable for the promises that we make during election time. We must let them know that gone are the days of politics-as-usual, empty-promises-as-usual and stomach infrastructure instead of tangible and progressive change.

Because of this, we must chart a new course. As a party, we must

establish a CONTRACT WITH NIGERIA that sends a message that change is coming, and change is ever-so-close… But we, as the custodians of our own future, have to grab our change by taking our collective destiny into our own hands at the ballot box.

I continue to stand committed to progressive and successful Nigeria. I continue to remain committed to my supporters, and thankful for their unwavering encouragement over the last few months. I thank my family, loyalists, followers and groups across the country such as Save Kwara Forum, Members of New Nigeria Generation, ABS Vanguard, The NigeriaPositive Change Group, All Progressive Youth Forum, Project Nigeria first, Nigerians in Diaspora Group and others too numerous to mention that have urged me to join the presidential race because of their belief in my ability to fix this country, I say do not be disappointed as a result of this sacrificial decision i have taken in the interest of our country. I thank the other Presidential aspirants and leaders on the platform of the APC who have sat down with me to discuss ways of moving this nation forward. All our candidates stand head and shoulders over the leadership that we have today – and I know that they too are dedicated to fixing Nigeria…

To reiterate and wrap up, as Nnamdi Azikiwe once said: “We must do for ourselves what others hesitate to do for us.” Because of this, I speak directly to every Nigerian when I say: change is a joint effort.

Change will not happen by shying away from the ballot box. Change will only occur when we, as Nigerians, decide – as one – that we want change, and nothing will deter us from having it.

We must keep hope alive and be assured that who ever will receive my support and endorsement will be someone who believes in our aspiration, interest and yearning for a better future for our teaming youth. I hereby reinstate my commitment to the interest of the youths being protected and secured so that at the end of the day, everyone will speak with one voice that we will all be proud of.

Thank you for your time.

INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY; TODAY WE STAND FOR CHIBOK GIRLS

Across the globe, today has been set aside to celebrate our girls. Today isn’t set aside to celebrate them alone, but to reflect on our responsibilities as a family, clan, group, state and nation to protect and preserve the rights of girl child in order to open them to opportunities that will reveal the value in them.

On this International Girls’ Day, we stand with girls across the nation, particularly the kidnapped school girls who have been abducted since April; these girls are tomorrow’s leaders, CEOs of multinational companies in the future, brains behind the next breakthrough in medical science and engineering, we must not allow their futures to be endangered.

Thus, on this annual occasion, beyond continuous promises, I call on the Federal Government to rescue these girls from abduction which has spanned through the months. The Government has to renew its commitment to build a Nigeria where all our girls feel safe, supported, and encouraged to pursue their own goals and measure of happiness.

I commend all individuals, feminists, academic and vocational schools, NGOs and groups who have been committed to the development of girls across the nation; as we work to ameliorate the lives of girls in Nigeria, I urge you all to double efforts to ensure there are no barriers to their success of Nigerian girls at home and abroad, they must be high-flyers.

Lets stay away from harmful cultural norms and prejudices against our girls, promote gender equality, work to stop violence against girls, human trafficking among other social vices that affects our girls.

I wish all our girls Happy International Day of Girls.

INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY; TODAYW E STAND FOR CHIBOK GIRLS

Across the globe, today has been set aside to celebrate our girls. Today isn’t set aside to celebrate them alone, but to reflect on our responsibilities as a family, clan, group, state and nation to protect and preserve the rights of girl child in order to open them to opportunities that will reveal the value in them.

On this International Girls’ Day, we stand with girls across the nation, particularly the kidnapped school girls who have been abducted since April; these girls are tomorrow’s leaders, CEOs of multinational companies in the future, brains behind the next breakthrough in medical science and engineering, we must not allow their futures to be endangered.

Thus, on this annual occasion, beyond continuous promises, I call on the Federal Government to rescue these girls from abduction which has spanned through the months. The Government has to renew its commitment to build a Nigeria where all our girls feel safe, supported, and encouraged to pursue their own goals and measure of happiness.

I commend all individuals, feminists, academic and vocational schools, NGOs and groups who have been committed to the development of girls across the nation; as we work to ameliorate the lives of girls in Nigeria, I urge you all to double efforts to ensure there are no barriers to their success of Nigerian girls at home and abroad, they must be high-flyers.

Lets stay away from harmful cultural norms and prejudices against our girls, promote gender equality, work to stop violence against girls, human trafficking among other social vices that affects our girls.

I wish all our girls Happy International Day of Girls.

SENATOR SARAKI CONGRATULATES GOV AHMED ON DAC PRIZE

On behalf of my Kwara Central constituents, and the people of the great state of Kwara, I would like to send a hearty congratulations to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on his work with the Kwara Community Health Insurance Scheme, which has earned him the recognition as one of the global top-ten finalists for the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Prize organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

This noteworthy poverty alleviation scheme that was started in 2003 has been recognized by this award as one of the top ten programs in the world that have aided in combating poverty and improving the quality
of healthcare by establishing a comprehensive and innovative approach that addresses the demand and supply constraints that come into play in healthcare systems.

At the awards ceremony held in Paris, France on the 7th of October, the OECD further praised the sustainability of the program, and commended the significant approaches that the Kwara state government has been utilizing to overcome the barriers that often lead to market failure in such endeavours.

The 2014 DAC Prize has sought to bring to the fore the significant achievements in development around the world, and it is a testament to the strength of the program that Governor Ahmed has been chosen as one of the 10 global recipients.

Through his continuation of this scheme which was a major benchmark during my administration, Governor Ahmed has demonstrated that he believes in a better quality of life for Kwarans, and has also shown
that he is willing to work towards the betterment of our people.

As the world takes note of Governor Ahmed’s achievements in the poverty and healthcare sector, I enjoin the people of our great state to celebrate with our esteemed Kwara-son, on this significant achievement.

May the Almighty continue to bless our Governor, and may He in his infinite mercies continue to bless our great state

Statement by Senator @BukolaSaraki on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Happy Eid-Fitr to all Muslim faithful in Nigeria; an illustrious celebration that marks the success of the Holy Month of Ramadan among Muslims across the world.

The Holy Month of Ramadan affords us the golden opportunity of renewal in thoughts and deeds towards our Creator and humanity by prioritizing core themes of Islam which include peace, boundless love for one another, sincerity, holiness and respect for humanity.Importantly, the fore mentioned themes should not end with the month of Ramadan but they should be effortlessly demonstrated after Ramadan in order to ameliorate Nigeria’s plight and make her into a better society where her current challenges of insecurity, disrespect for rule of law, corruption among others will become things of the past.
Even as I urge Islamic religious leaders from the Emirs, to Shieks, and Imams to further emphasize the core themes of Islam to their followers after Ramadan; I also urge us let our fervent prayers for Nigeria exceed Ramadan season. Lets continue to pray for peace, restoration and stability in Nigeria particularly as 2015 is approaching. Ahead of 2015, I want to use this annual occasion to implore Nigerians not to give up in the quest for a better nation, let not give in for a leadership based on sympathy and monetary value we stand to gain but on ground of competence and strong will to take Nigeria to a greater height. Lets ensure we stay very united and indivisible by religion, ethnic, moral or political lines; because unity is a strong weapon for a better nation.

On behalf of the people of Kwara central and Senate Committee on Environment, I wish you all Happy Eid -el-Fitr celebrations

THREE YEARS IN SENATE: CONSTITUENCY ACHIEVEMENTS RECORDED BY SENATOR @BUKOLASARAKI

S/N EDUCATION PROJECT YEAR NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES LOCATION OF BENEFICIARIES
1 Free UTME forms distribution 2012 1225 Across Kwara state
2 Free Extra Mural Classes (2centers) 2012 862 Ilorin and Offa Centers
3 Facilitates admission opportunity for qualified applicants into various institutions in the state. 2012 Numerous Across the state
4 Free JAMB/UTME forms 2013 1525 Across the state
5 Free JAMB coaching programmes 2013 1640 Ilorin

Ajase-Ipo

Okuta

Lafiaji

6 Distribution of Instructional materials to the students-UTME past question papers and branded exercise books to all participants 2013 1640 Across the state
7 Inauguration of ABSSYG across the campuses in the state designed to help students achieve their academic dreams. 2013-date   Across the state
8 Mobilization and Coordination of students activities 2013-date   Across the state

 

 

 

S/N Youth Empowerment Projects Year Number of Beneficiaries Location
1 Soft empowerment programme of N50,000 per youth 2012 100 Across the state
2 Periodic meeting with youth development organizations for counseling on positive living. 2013 Over 200 participants Across Kwara Central
3 Visit to some youth skill acquisition centers for distribution of vocational equipments 2013 43 Kwara Central
4 Inauguration of Mass Youth Registration Committee 2013 5 Across the state
5 Fresh Registration of Youth Organizations 2013 On-going Across the state
6 Mass registration of Youth Associations 2013 till date 286 youth association Across the state
7 Constant and periodic meetings with indigenous youth development association (YDA) 2011 till date 176 YDA Across the state
8 Constant and Periodic Meetings With Assemblies 2011 to date 207 assemblies Ilorin Metropolis
9 ABS youth employment summit 2013 500 Across the state
10 ABS support and empowerment 2013 10 centers Emirate

 

S/N  Employment Projects Year Number of Beneficiaries Location of Beneficiaries
1 Employment (Office of Federal Auditor General) 2011 1 Kwara Central
2 Nigeria Customs Services 2012 15 Across the state
3 Teaching Service Commission 2012 18 Across the state
4 SUBEB 2012 66 Across the state
5 FIRS 2012 18 Across the state
6 National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA) 2012 4 Across the state
7 National Population Commission 2012 2 Kwara Central
8 SUBEB 2012 30 Alanamu ward
9 NOSDRA 2013 5 Across the state
10 NESREA 2013 4 Across the state
11 SURE-P 2013 213 Across the state
12 SUBEB appointment (different cadre) 2013 21 Across the state
13 Appointment for Qualified Medical Doctors 2013 3 Emirate
14 Appointment for Qualified Nurses 2013 8 Across the state
15 Submission of list to ministry of health for employment into health related duties in the new furbished hospitals across the state. 2013 44 Across the state (medical doctors, community health workers, pharmaceutics and cleaners drawn from across the state.

 

 

 

 

2013 ELECTRICITY MOTORIZED BOREHOLES PROJECT FACILITATED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI

S/N LOCATIONS WARD LGA
1 Mannah Compound Ajikobi Ilorin West
2 Gaa Saka, Oke-Foma Ubandanwaki Ilorin West
3 Magaji Aree, Idiape Aree 1 Ilorin West
4 Mandate office Adewole Ilorin West
5 Mandate estate (Hajj Camp Road) Adewole Ilorin West
6 Irewole Estate Oko-Erin Ilorin West
7 Mubo Street Magaji Aree II Ilorin East
8 Ondoko Community Ibagun Ilorin East
9 Alagbede Progressive Union Akanbi 3 Ilorin South
10 Olorunsogo Danialu Akanbi 3 Ilorin South
11 Banni (near the secondary school) Sarumi/Ojuekun Ilorin West

 

SOLAR POWERED MOTORIZED BOREHOLE FACILITATED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI

S/N LOCATION WARD LGA
1 Ipata Market Zango Ilorin West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME OF THE 2012 BOREHOLE PROJECTS FACILITATED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI

S/N BORE HOLE LOCATION STAGE OF WORK LGA
1 Gbagba village Completed Ilorin West
2 Joro Village Completed Ilorin West
3 Mandate 3 Completed Ilorin West
4 Omoda Completed Ilorin West
5 Lajolo Completed Ilorin West
6 Tegbesun/Ogidi Area Completed Ilorin South
7 Aroromi Community Behind Lavie Ogidi Completed Ilorin South
8 Alagbodo area Completed Ilorin South
9 Gaa Osibi Completed Ilorin South
10 Orisunbare street Completed Ilorin South
11 Aduralere street Isale Koko Area Completed Ilorin East
12 Alapa (Maternity) Completed Asa
13 Ologun Completed Asa
14 Kosigi Completed Asa
15 Tiro Elelu Completed Asa
16 Alagbado/Eyekorin Completed Asa
17 Kojere Completed Asa
18 Mogaji Street Fate Completed Ilorin South
19 Faje (after Eyekorin) Completed Asa
20 Alajere (Behind SSS Ogele) Completed Asa
21 Olose Meji (off Alapa/Efue Road) Completed Asa
22 Adekanbi (off Alapa/Efue Road) Completed Asa
23 Elepo (Off Otte Township Road) Completed Asa
24 Abuyanrin (off Efue Eyekorin Road at Temidire) Completed Asa
25 Gaa Seriki (Sokoto) Completed Asa
26 Apa Sadadi Completed Asa
27 Abayawo (off Ganmo Afon Road) Completed Asa
28 Igboroko (Off Alapa Efue Road) Completed Asa
29 Afegun Completed Asa
30 Apata Yakuba Completed Ilorin East
31 Onikoko Community Completed Ilorin East
32 Olorunshogo Kunlede Completed Ilorin East
33 Alagbado/Eyenkorin Completed Asa
34 Ubandanwaki Pakata Completed Ilorin West
35 Itama Completed Ilorin West
36 Idi-Agba Completed Ilorin West
37 Olunlade Completed Ilorin South
38 Tanke Completed Ilorin South

 

2013 EROSION CONTROL FACILIATED BY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI

EROSION CONTROL

  1. Olorunshogo- Agunbelewo Area- Adewwole Ward Ilorin West
  2. Atere-Ode Olesin Culvert-Ibagun Ward Ilorin East
  3. AMule-Akalambi (Ile Nla/Ile Are) Drainage/Erosion- Gambari Ward 1 Ilorin East

Senate Activities for Tuesday May 27th, 2014.

Today, the Senate in plenary received as laid before it, the report of the Committee on Interior, in respect of a motion on “the Tragic Nationwide Aptitude Test and Physical Examination on 15th March 2014 into the Nigerian Immigration Service. The Senate also celebrated and congratulated the Nigerian Children as they mark their Children’s day today.
The request of Mr President was received, for the confirmation of Mr Stanley Lawson and Prof. Dahiru Hassan Balami for appointment as a Non-Executive Member and Monetary Policy Committee member of the Central Bank of Nigeria respectively. Both nominations were referred to the Committee on Banking to return in 2 weeks.
Also, the Senate sat in the committee of the whole and considered the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the screening of Prof. Jummai A.M Audi for appointment as a Commissioner of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission and confirmed the appointment as recommended.
The consideration of the committee report on the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Centre Bill was commenced by the Senate today and subsequently stood down. Some Senators (Sen. Ita Enang and Magnus Abe) argued strongly against the Bill which they stated is a duplication of the EFCC and Money Laundering Act respectively. Other Senators spoke in favor of the Bill citing international clamour for such agency and the unabating wave of corruption as reasons for the need for such a specialized agency. The Senate was able to take only clause 1 of the Bill  and further consideration of the Report stood down to another legislative date.
Other items on the Order paper were stood down to another legislative date