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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Assents To Three Bills

 

Osinbajo holds thanksgiving service

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has assented to three Bills sent to him by the National Assembly, which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Acting President, in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, stated that the bill was assented to on Saturday.

The Acts, according to Akande included the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018; and the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018.

The Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018 fosters the framework, as implied by Section 303 of the Constitution, for the administration of the Civil Service of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Commission established under the Act will, without prejudice to the powers of the President, be responsible for the appointment and disciplinary control of staff in the Civil Service of the FCT.

The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018 establishes the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria for forestry research, education and training.

With its Headquarters in Ibadan, the institute will have outstations and colleges in each of the six geo-political zones of the Federation.

The institute will, among others, conduct research into the development of agro-forestry systems for the integration of forest trees of economic importance into farming systems; ecology of pests and diseases and their control; and the control of desertification, soil erosion and deforestation.

The Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018 stated the School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos, a diploma and certificate-awarding Institute, for training and research in Medical Laboratory Science and other related field.