Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria
Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria

Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure.

The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday.

Other bills signed by the president include, National Sugar Development Council (amendment) bill, AMCON Amendment bill, Standards Organization of Nigeria Bill, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Act and Equipment Leasing bill.

The president’s tenure is due to end midnight of May 28, the next day. The signing is his largest in his six years as president but follows a similar pattern that saw him sign Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Bill at the tail of the end of his tenure in 2011.


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  • Wale Reze

    Igba yii laaro…. Kudos though!!!

  • Mosun Aig

    Hmmmmmmm!!!! Finally. God bless Nigeria.

  • tundemash

    And yet the Clueless One is advising President Buhari not to jettison his ill-fated Confab report ……. so why has he, Dumbo, not implemwented the report since it was submitted to him over a year ago ?

    • mustapha Shehu

      Please woooo!!!!!!

  • amzat kola

    I encourage Nigerians to always respect the office of the President. President Jonathan has done his beats and baton of leadership is due to be handed over to Major General Buhari to continue piloting the affairs of the nation. There is absolutely no reason why Nigerians keep on abusing this president. Its simply not necessary. Those who still indulging in this uncivilized behaviour are simply desecrating the office of the president. Period!

    • Elias

      What do you mean by desecrating the office of the president? Even in civilized world, people criticize presidents actions and in actions. The president that left what he should undo till few hours to the end of is tenure has already desecrated the office he occupies. He is a coward. Period!

      • lawan

        Thank you

  • Omotolaaraujo

    I’d like to know what those Bills look like and why he didn’t sign them before now if he felt they are important? Sugar Development Bill? Who’s that helping? Jonathan is insignificant to the development of Nigeria.

  • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    Jonathan should stop signing these useless bills. Just go away my man.You remind me of a child who was given a large plate of food only to turn round and ask, “Is this for me?” Just hand over and leave without saying another word. Go. Go away and remain quiet.

  • IKAPE DAVID

    What about the PIB?!

  • okwe israel

    Being dat de president did not satisfy demand & expectation,consider it nt only on personality & as an office of de president,individual,& as a citizen,of dis gr8t nation Nigeria,not only Johnathan,bt as far as de office is concern,we must,stop using such nasty,rude,abusing,u who can nt managed she/his home,politics & office of de president is more logical,beyond human imagination