Buhari Assents 9 Bills, Rejects Others
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, nine bills that were previously passed by the eighth National Assembly.
Similarly, the President also rejected another seventeen out of the three hundred and eighteen bills passed by the Eighth National Assembly.
This development was confirmed on Wednesday by Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), in a chat with newsmen.
He added that President Buhari decided not to communicate with the Ninth Assembly on the rejection of those bills because the new lawmakers cannot take any decision on the rejected bills as prescribed by the law.
He, however, promised to engage the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly on the rationale behind the rejection of the bills.
Enang listed the bills signed by the President to include: the Police Trust Fund Act, Nigeria Natural Medicine Establishment Act, FCT Management Board and Health Insurance, Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Defence Bill.
Others are, Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria Bill, National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (Establishment) bill, National Agricultural Seed Council bill, Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment), FCT Primary Healthcare Board.
While Enang revealed the rejected bills as the Adeyemi Federal university of Education (Establishment) Bill; Federal University of Education, Kano, Bill; Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education Bill; Federal University of Education Zaria, Bill; National Security Agencies Protection of Officers Identity Bill; Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency Bill; Environmental Managers Registration Council of Nigeria Bill.
Others are Industrial Development Income Tax Act Amendment Bill; Defence Research and Development Bureau Bill; Animal Diseases Control Bill; Good Samaritans Bill; Chattered Institute of Directors of Nigeria Bill; National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill; Federal University of Wukari (Establishment) Bill; Warehouse Receipt and Other Related Matters Bill; Federal Capital Territory Health Insurance Agency Bill; Nigeria Automative Industry Development Plant Fiscal Incentive and Guarantees Bill; Nigerian Film Commission Bill; and Proceeds of Crime Bill.