President Buhari Rejects 2 National Assembly Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected two bills passed by the National Assembly over issues bordering on wordings of the bills.

The President in two separate letters read by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki listed the bills to include Chartered Institute of Treasury Management and Federal University of Wukari, Taraba state.

Buhari said he withheld assent to the bills because of certain words and phrases in it, “Pursuant to Section 58(4) of the Constitution.

Meanwhile, the President has requested for the amendment of the law establishing the Raw Material Research Council and the enactment of a law for the establishment of the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA).

The two letters on this were read by the Senate president during plenary. Recalled that Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo had while acting rejected four bills in February this year.

The bills are: Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016, National Lottery (Amendment) Bill 2016, Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016, and the Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) (Amendment) Bill 2016

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