Buhari signs Senior Citizens Act, 7 others into law

Buhari signs Senior Citizens Act, 7 others into law
January 26 18:58 2018 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Senior Citizens Centre Act 2018 and seven other bills passed by the legislators, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, told State House correspondents on Friday.

He said the National Senior Citizens Centre Act 2018 establishes the National Senior Citizens Centre to cater for the needs of senior citizens in the country.

Other bills signed into law by the President are Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) 2018, National Institute of Legislative Studies (Amendment) Act 2018, and Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Spain (Domestication and Enforcement ) Act 2018.

Others are Rail Loan (International Bank) (Repeal) Act 2018, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2018, Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration Act 2018, and Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (Establishment) Act 2018.

He said the Legislative House Power and Privileges Act grants lawmakers immunity against litigation for actions taken in plenary or committee proceedings of the legislative chambers.

He said the law strengthens the power of the legislators to carry out their legislative functions such as powers to summon any person to appear before the lawmakers to give evidence, among others.