President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated two executive bills to the National Assembly requesting to control proliferation of arms as well as regulate importation of explosives into the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated two executive bills to the National Assembly requesting to control proliferation of arms as well as regulate importation of explosives into the country.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan who announced this at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja, said the bills-Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021 and Explosives Bill 2021 were accompanied by two separate letters dated August 26 and 27 by President Buhari.

He added that the President in the letter on explosive bill said that the request for consideration of the bill was made pursuant to Section 58(2) of the 1999 Constitution, adding that the explosives bill 2021 sought to repeal the Explosives Act 1964 and enact the Explosives Act, to regulate the manufacture, storage, possession, use, distribution, purchase, sale, transportation, importation, and exportation of explosives and for related matters.
Lawal added that Buhari in the second letter, challenged the Senate to consider the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021, to curb the security challenge in the country.