The Nigerian House of Representatives is working towards the passage of bills considered to be important to economic development.
To this end, all anti-corruption and petroleum industry bills are expected to be ready before the lawmakers go on recess.
The Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Mr Pally Iriase made the announcement in Abuja during a news briefing on the planned celebration to mark the second year legislative anniversary.
The lawmakers have also pledged to modernize the lawmaking process using the electronic voting system to ease the process and ensure accountability and transparency.
Mr Iriase said: “The eighth assembly was inaugurated at about this time in 2015 and it was committed to present to the public the remarkable achievements it has recorded in the last two years. Though the House had a stormy beginning but was controlled due to the ingenuity of the leadership.”
In commemoration of its second anniversary, the House will on Friday, 9th June, hold a special session where its legislative agenda will be appraised.
The House will also use the occasion to assess its achievements in the last two years, including its record breaking processing and passage of Bills.
“A breakdown of the Bills show that so far 1,055 were introduced, 159 were passed, 500 are in process while 33 were negative.
The 8th House of Representatives also honored the request of Nigerians for an OpenNass by publishing the details of National Assembly Budget,” Mr. Iriase stressed.
The session will also feature a keynote address by Professor Joash Amupitan, on the “Image perception of the Legislature: Causes and Possible solutions.”
Chairman, Thisday Editorial Board, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, will be the guest speaker at the event.
Invited dignitaries include President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Senate, the Chief Justice of the Federation, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and others.