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National Assembly takes over power to control CCT from Presidency

27 October 2016, 14:36

Abuja - The Senate on Thursday passed the Code of Conduct (amendment) bill, 2016, reports The Cable

The Senate's decision came a few minutes after the Court of Appeal dismissed the request by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, to stop his trial at the CCT.

In the amendment, the word "President" was substituted with “the National Assembly” as the one to appoint members of staff of the Bureau and exercise disciplinary control over them.

Also read: Senate begins ammendment of CCB, CCT Acts

13 other amendments were also made to the Act establishing CCB/CCT

Section 1 (4) was deleted and replaced with: “The Chairman and members shall serve for a term of five years subject to renewal for one further term only.

The age of entry to the bureau was fixed at 50

The number of members of the Tribunal to sit in judgment on a case was also fixed at three.

The Senate had previously stepped down the consideration of the bill due to public outcry that followed the move.

The bill had already been amended by‎ the House of Representatives and was sent to Senate for concurrence.

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