Buhari signs bill on endangered species

Buhari signs bill on endangered species
December 31 05:05 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday took a major  step to discourage trafficking in endangered species and encourage preservation.

The President achieved this by signing an amendment to the existing law on the preservation of endangered speeches.

With the new law, the government has also increased the penalties for violations the law on trafficking in endangered species was one of the 10 bills forwarded by the National Assembly to the President.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen Ita Enang, said the ‎Endangered Species Control of International Trade and Traffic Amendment Act 2016,

According to him, the President had completed work on all the bills sent to him for his consent.

President Buhari has now signed 17 bills into law in 2016.

The President had in November signed eight bills into law which included the Prevention of Crime Amendment Act‎ 2016 and the National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration) Amendment Act‎ 2016.

Others are the Telecommunications and Postal Offences Amendment Act‎ 2016, and 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.

The President also signed another eight bills into law, on Dec. 20.

The bills included National Judicial Institute Amendment Act, 2016 and Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Act, 2016‎.

Others 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 are ‎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.‎