Senate

A bill seeking the establishment of the Nigeria National Commission against Proliferation of Small Arms and  light Weapons has passed second reading in the Senate.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi seeks to put in place, necessary machinery for the  successful prosecution of the campaign to combat illegal arms importation.

It also seeks to identify promoters and users of small arms and light weapons and  reasons for their illegal activities.

Senator Smart Adeyemi in a debate, expressed worries over the amount of small arms and light weapons in the hands of non-state actors, who used them to destabilize the country.

Responding, the  Senate President Ahmad Lawan referred the bill to committee on National Security and Intelligence for legislative action.