The 8th House of Representatives passed 1,643 bills, adopted 1,588 motions, and attended to 1,192 petitions, among others.
The Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Hon. Edwards Pwajok informed members that the House, said, “In the first session, 685 bills were introduced and 68 were passed. In the second session, 379 bills were introduced and 41 were passed. In the third session, 446 bills were introduced and 94 were passed. In the fourth session, 143 bills were introduced and 63 were passed. Of the 1,643 bills that were presented, 352 were passed.
“For motions, 1,413 were resolved, 1,137 were referred to various committees, 17 were withdrawn and one was deferred leaving a total of 1,588.
“Petitions, the House received and laid on the table, 1,192 petitions, laidy and yet to be consider 22, considered on the floor of the House 205, and rejected two.108 of the bills came from the Senate, while 1,465 of the bills were private members bills.”
N’abba, Etteh, Iheodioha, others speak
Speaking at the valedictory session, former speakers of the House commended the 8th Assembly and charged the incoming 9th Assembly to build on the legacies left behind by their predecessors.
Those who spoke included Alhaji Ghali Nabba, Patricia Etteh, and Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.
Some other dignitaries who attended the session were Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and former Speakers before the return of democratic rule in 1999.