Buhari meets Saraki, signs 8 bills into law

Buhari meets Saraki, signs 8 bills into law
December 20 19:54 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday had a close-door meeting with President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

The meeting, which took place at the President’s office lasted for about 45 minutes. Details of what transpired during the meeting were not made known as at press time.

The President also signed eight bills into law after a meeting with the President of the Senate including the National Judicial Institute Amendment Act, 2016; and Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Act, 2016‎.

Other bills signed into law by the President are Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Act, 2016,; Quality Surveyors Registration Amendment Act, 2016; and ‎Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Amendment Act, 2016.

Others  include ‎Treaty to Establish African Economic Community Relating to Pan African Parliament (Accession and Jurisdiction) Amendment Act, 2016; University of Abuja Amendment Act, 2016 and ‎Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers Amendment Act, 2016.‎

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, told State House correspondents that the eight legislations are now laws enforceable in the country.

He commended the National Assembly for cooperating with the executive arm of government since the beginning of the present administration.

“I use this medium to commend the National Assembly for the industry and dexterity they have shown and the concentration on the core functions of the legislature because compared to times like this in previous parliaments, I think this is the highest number of bills passed by any single parliament within its one year and six months.

“I commend the leadership of the National Assembly because of the cooperation they have extended to the executive and the executive’s reciprocal cooperation has also enabled them and also provided a very conducive environment for them to function,” he said.

It would be recalled that the President had in November this year signed eight bills into law. The bills include Prevention of Crime Amendment Act‎ 2016, the National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration) Amendment Act‎ 2016, Telecommunications and Postal Offences Amendment Act‎ 2016, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority Amendment Act‎ 2016.

Others are the Produce Enforcement of Export Standards  Amendment Act‎ 2016, the Agricultural and Rural Management ‎Training Institute Amendment Act‎ 2016, Bee Import Control and Management Amendment Act‎ 2016, and Water Resources Amendment Act‎ 2016‎.