The senate has directed its committee on works handling the National Road Funds Bill to step it down after protests that the bill will lead to increase in the pump price of petrol per litre by N5.
 
Earlier Senator Kabiru Gaya stated that his committee had no intention of seeking further increase in the pump price of petrol.
 
Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over plenary said it was unfortunate that Nigerians misunderstood the content of the bill, insisting that the senate will not in any way inflict hardship on them.

Meanwhile the senate has passed ‎witness protection programme bill, which seeks to allow witnesses to wear masks, bear pseudonyms and receive protection from authorities.
 
The bill was read for the third time and passed by the senate after the adoption of a report of the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matter‎ chaired by David Umaru.