He said that the bill, which was passed by the Eighth Assembly, but was unfortunately not assented to, should be re-visited in view of its importance in ensuring food security among others.
According to him, if passed and assented to, the bill will largely contribute to economic growth.
He said some objectives of the bill include training and certifying professionals as commodity brokers for the agricultural, solid minerals and oil and gas sectors among others.
Yahaya said passing and assenting to the bill would go a long way in achieving the diversification effort of the present administration.
“This is an important bill that when passed and assented to, will help boost the non-oil sector, which will in turn contribute greatly to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“So, we appeal to the National Assembly to kindly bring up this bill to enable it make the list of bills passed by this Assembly.
“We are hopeful that once the bill gets to the table of the President this time, he will consider it for assent because of the vital role it will play in boosting the economy,’’ he said.
NAN reports that commodity brokers are certified professionals authorised to deal in commodities on behalf of their clients.
NAN also reports that they are known years back for trading in livestock and grain.
However, today they have expanded to cover various range of financial derivatives based on bonds, energy, oil and gas, and stock among others.