The Senate has approved the Nigerian Start-up Bill.
The bill was passed after the consideration of a report by the Committee on ICT and Cyber Security.
In his presentation the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Oseni Yakubu (APC – Kogi Central) said the bill seeks to provide for the establishment of the National Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
He added that the council, upon its establishment, would create and develop an enabling environment for technology-enabled start-ups in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, a bill for an Act to provide for the ease of doing business to ensure transparency, efficiency and productivity in Nigeria and for other related matters, Wednesday, scaled second reading.
The bill was sponsored by the Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice (APC – Ondo North).
The bill after consideration was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Trade and Investment for further legislative input.
The Committee was given two weeks to report back to the chamber in plenary.