The Senate has passed a bill that prohibits the payment of ransom to kidnappers. The Senate said the bill is aimed at tackling the rate of insecurity in the country.
The Senate on Wednesday read for the third time and passed the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
The bill was read and passed the bill after it received a report by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters on the bill.
Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, who chairs the committee moved that the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters on the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (SB. 662)
In his remarks the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, congratulated the Senate on passing “very important bill.”
“This is one piece of legislation that can turn around not only the security issues of Nigeria but even the economy of the country,” he added.
“I believe that the Executive will waste no time in signing this Bill into law and it is our hope that this additional piece of legislation will achieve the purpose for which it has been worked upon.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.