President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight bills into law; ending with the 2016 fiscal year.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, made this known yesterday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
In a report by Thisday, Sen. Enang gave the bills as: National Judicial Institute Bill 2016; Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Bill; Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Bill 2016; Quallity Surveyors Registration Amendment Bill 2016; and Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Amendment Bill, 2016.
Others are 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.
The Senior Special Assistant also indicated optimism that other bills awaiting apropriation get immediate attention, as soon as the lawmakers resume January 10, after the new year break.
He said: “These are bills transmitted to the president, having been assented to by him have become Acts enforceable in Nigeria.
“I use this medium to commend members of National Assembly for the industry and dexterity they have shown and the concentration on the core functions of the legislature because compared to times like this in previous assemblies, I think this is the highest number of bills passed by any single assembly within its one year and six months.”
Enang also lauded the leadership of the National Assembly for the cooperation extended to the executive.