President Buhari signs 8 bills into law

President Buhari signing the budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed eight bills passed by the National Assembly into law.

Ita Enang, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senate, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja, while briefing State House correspondents.

According to him, the bills signed into law are: Prevention of Crime Amendment Act,‎ 2016; and The National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration) Amendment Act‎, 2016.

Others were: Telecommunications and Postal Offences Amendment Act,‎ 2016; The National Agricultural Land Development Authority Amendment Act‎ 2016; and The Produce Enforcement of Export Standards Amendment Act‎ 2016.

Also signed by the President were: The Agricultural and Rural Management ‎Training Institute Amendment Act‎ 2016; Bee Import Control and Management Amendment Act‎ 2016; and Water Resources Amendment Act‎ 2016‎.

Mr. Enang said that the President expressed appreciation to leadership and members of National Assembly “for the great work they did in considering the bills and the details that have gone in to consider the bills‎.

“Mr President considers the act as very vital to the present administration and in consonant with ‎All Progressive Congress’s agenda and thanked the National Assembly.’’

He said the president also directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and all government functionaries to always participate actively and make inputs when new bills were being considered.

Mr. Enang commended the president for assenting the eight bills at a time, saying “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.

“In all my years in the National Assembly except for the 46 bills which were passed a day to the end of that administration, no such number of bills had been passed and forwarded at once ‎to the president for assent and no such number of bills had been assented to, at a record time.

“I also consider it a record, that bills have been passed on various sector‎ and in giving assent to the bill, it did not lead to rancour or disputation as to what should be and what should not be.

“This shows that the executive and the legislature are working together because the ministers attended every hearing that was called in respect of the bills.”



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  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Well,let’s see as it helps us.

  • thusspokez

    PremiumTimes forgot to explain the purposes of these bills.

  • Obinna

    Clowns! How will this end the recession?

  • Olamide Ogunyemi

    The IGP,
    GOOD DAY SIR, i don’t know why people should always use the opportunity of internet to assassinate the character of well meaning Nigerian.
    sir, i am talking about the message in the internet about the death of a cultist,terrorist, and the boy who plucks out people eyes indiscriminately. some claimed it was the DPO at itire divisional police station CPS BUNMI OGEDEMGBE that killed and dumped him at luth morge. if thats the case, why did his father refused autopsy? This boy name is NURUDEEN ALIYU whose father lives at 40, aborishade road lawanson.
    Sir if in doubt, you can send neutral police officer to a food canteen at aborishade road near lawanson b/stop. The canteen is the first on the right hand. Let them ask of mary she is the owner of the food canteen that this boy went to eat on the 15th and refused to pay that was where his trouble started . To be doubly sure please order for the autopsy of his corpse . We attach here a copy of the boy’s picture, please look and study the picture of the boy attached. Then look at the gory sight of the picture of one of his victims.
    Please sir try to do a thorough investigation on the matter before his gang spoil what has been put together by the good works of CPS BUNMI OGEDEMGBE…his others members went to the CDA chairman and baale house to damage and spoil so many things…. here is the contact of one of the boys the so called Nurudeen plucks his eye..08025041837/ 08096985313…. OLAYEMI CAREW


  • jon

    Bills are signed into law in countries where there is rule of law. Nigeria is not.