Members of the House of Representatives, in the move to amend the Human Rights Commission Law, considered the Bill designed to strengthen the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, for second reading.
The progress was recorded by the House at the plenary on Wednesday.
The Bill is for an Act to repeal the National Human Rights Commission Act and enact the National Human Rights Commission Bill, 2020.
The NHRC will be able to conduct investigations when the Bill is enacted into law.
The tweet by the House, announcing the development, read, "A Bill for an Act to repeal the National Human Rights Commission Act and enact the National Human Rights Commission Bill, 2020 to strengthen the commission to conduct investigation has passed second reading."
Some other Bills also passed second reading at the plenary on Wednesday.
A Bill for an Act to Amend the Appropriation Act, 2020 to extend the expiration period of capital expenditure in the Act beyond December 31 passed second reading.
A Bill for an Act to amend the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Act to capture other forms of packaged water other than in bottles, and introduce clinical trials passed second reading.
A Bill for an Act to provide for the Establishment of Federal University of Technology, Okija, Anambra State for the promotion and development of Technical Education, Hon. Momah Ifeanyi passed second reading.
Following the motion for adjournment moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Alhassan Doguwa and seconded by Hon. Moukhtar Ahmed, the House adjourned plenary till Thursday, December 17.