Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

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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