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Buhari signs eight bills into laws

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
21 December 2016   |   3:10 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills already passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills already passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly.

Briefing newsmen after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang explained that with this development, the bills had become laws.

According to him, the bills include the National Judicial Institute Amendment Bill, 2016, Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Bill, 2016, Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Bill, 2016 and Quality Surveyors Registration Amendment Bill, 2016.

Others are Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Amendment Bill, 2016, Treaty to Establish African Economic Community Relating to Pan African Parliament (Accession and Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill, 2016, University of Abuja Amendment Bill, 2016 and Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers Amendment Bill, 2016.

According to Enang, the bills, having been signed by the President have become acts and laws enforceable in the country.

The lawmaker further commended members of the National Assembly for the commitment to‎ their responsibilities.

He said this was the highest number of bills passed by any single parliament within one year and six months.