NEWS: Buhari Signs Eight Bills Into Law


The Senior Special Assistant on National
Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang on
Friday said that President Muhammadu
Buhari has signed into law eight bills passed
by the National Assembly. They are for
different sectors of the economy and
development.
They are:
The Prevention of Crime Amendment Act
2016; the National Crop Varieties and
Livestock Breeds (Registration) Amendment
Act 2016; the Telecommunications and
Postal Offences Amendment Act 2016; the
National Agricultural Land Development
Authority Amendment Act 2016; the Produce
Enforcement of Export Standards Amendment
Act 2016, the Agricultural and Rural
Management Training Institute Amendment
Act 2016; the Bee Import Control and
Management Amendment Act 2016 and the
Water Resources Amendment Act 2016.
He said: “The bills were passed by the
National Assembly and transmitted to Mr.
President for assent and Mr. President today
assented to them and they have
automatically become law. “Mr. President
expresses his appreciation to leadership and
membership of National Assembly, for the
great work they did in considering the bills
and the details that have gone into the bills.”
He said Buhari considered the Acts as very
vital to the present administration and in
consonants with All Progressive Congress
agenda and thanked the National Assembly
very much. He said Buhari had also directed
ministries, departments and agencies and all
government functionaries to always attend
and make inputs whenever a public hearing
on a bill was being conducted by the
National Assembly. He said: “This is
unprecedented because this is the very first
time in this administration that eight bills are
forwarded to him at a go for assent.

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