Acting President assents to Diaspora Commission Bill, one other

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assented to two major bills passed by the National Assembly.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

The laws are the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Establishment Bill 2017 and the Petroleum Training Institute Amendment Act 2017.

Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), said in a statement in Abuja that the acting president assented to the Bills on June 30.

Enang explained that the Diaspora Commission Act “establishes the commission under the supervisory jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“It has the responsibility of the Ministry to coordinate and organise Nigerians in and from the Diaspora to contribute human capital and material resources, including their expertise, for the development of Nigeria and its constituent states.

“It will also provide a database of Nigerians in various fields and potentialities as the resource base for Nigeria and the world to draw from, as well as protect the interest of all Nigerians”.

The presidential aide added that the Petroleum Training Institute Act was to bring its provisions in conformity with the Constitution and allow for due process in the administration, affecting principal officers and staff of the Institute.

Meanwhile, the presidential aide has welcomed National Assembly members back from their mid-term vacation and the constituency engagements to their legislative duties.


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