A Bill for an Act to Repeal and Reenact the Explosive Act 1964 has scaled Third Reading and has been passed at the Nigerian Senate.
The Executive Bill seeks to regulate the manufacturing, possession, purchase and distribution of explosives and curb its abuse by criminal elements.
The Senate believes it has become necessary to review existing laws which have become obsolete to serve as a deterrence to offenders.
The Senate’s resolution is an outcome of a report considered by its Committee on Solid Minerals, Mines , Steel development and Metallurgy chaired by Senator Tanko Almakura representing Nassarawa south Senatorial District.
The Vice Chairman of the Committee while presenting the report at Wednesday’s Plenary session says if granted Presidential Assent , the Bill will minimise illegal manufacturing and use of explosives .