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Former governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji, now representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the Senate earlier today, May 31 joked with a serious bill before the upper chamber while contributing on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Theodore Orji

Orji, 65, who was contributing to the comments on the floor of the Senate concerning the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria suggested that a bill to register the Institute of Chartered Politicians should be brought before the Senate.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator who has not sponsored any bill in the Senate and rarely contributes to discussions on the floor did not state explicitly why he was calling for the bill.

The Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria has been in the Senate for the past 16 years.

The bill was brought back to life by  Senator Barnabas Gemade representing Benue North-East Senatorial District and seconded by the deputy leader of the Senate, Senator Bala Na’Allah.

After contributions from senators, the Bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service for further legislative action by Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

Saraki reserved praise for Gemade for reviving the bill, even as he confirmed that the bill  has been pending in the Senate for a long time, urging senators that the bill should be passed now.

Meanwhile, the Senate has waded into the rift between the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the Money Laundering Prohibition (Amendment) Bill.
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