The seventh House of Representatives in Abuja on Thursday said it had passed 32 bills, 278 motions and received 172 petitions within the last one year.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business, Rep. Albert Sam - Tsokwa ( PDP – Taraba) made this known at a news conference to mark one year of the assembly.
The seventh House of Representatives was inaugurated on June 6, 2011.
He said 273 bills were introduced to the House out of which 32 were passed while 11 bills were withdrawn.
``In the last one year, the House introduced 273 bills all of which have gone through first reading, 33 of these bills seek to alter the Constitution of 1999 as amended.
`` The seventh assembly for the first time came up with a thoroughly debated legislative agenda which became the road map , the pathfinder for the legislative activities of the seventh assembly, this was adopted on July 27, 2011.
``The seventh Assembly was one year on June 6, and an elaborate programme for a special session anniversary was planned for yesterday but that programme was aborted because of the unfortunate Dana air carnage which threw the country into mourning,' 'he said.
The legislator said the aborted anniversary was to allow Nigerians assess the performance of the assembly on certain issues.
According to Tsokwa, the seventh Assembly in keeping with its constitutional mandate of legislating, over-sighting and representing, has operated strictly within the confines of its legislative agenda.
He said the legislative agenda was highly debated on and approved by public opinion.
On oversight function, Tsokwa said there was an improvement in the over-sight functions of the lawmakers.
He said the seventh Assembly came with all seriousness and took off with a clear vision. (NAN)