News

Buhari declines assent to 16 bills, resolutions passed by Senate as National Assembly resumes (SEE LIST)

As the National Assembly resumed from its two months recess on Tuesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki read out letters from the presidency which said President Muhammadu Buhari declined presidential assent to 16 bills and resolutions passed by the Senate before the commencement of the recess embarked upon on July 24, 2018.

See the list of bills and resolutions below:

1. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurship (Establishment) Bill, 2018;

2. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Subsidiary Legislation (Legislative Scrutiny) Bill, 2018;

3. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National Agricultural Seeds Council Bill, 2018;

4. Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offenses Bill (2018) for passage into law;

5. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (Establishment) Bill, 2018;

6. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National Research and Innovation Council (Establishment) Bill, 2017;

7. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2017;

8. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2017;

9. Presidential decision to decline assent to The Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018;

10. Request for confirmation of the appointment of Olanipekun Olukoyede, Esq as the secretary of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC);

11. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) (Amendment) Bill, 2018;

12. Declining assent to five constitution of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration) Amendment Bills Passed by The National Assembly (Namely, Bills No. 8, No. 15, No. 22, No. 24 And No. 28;

13. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) 2018 Statutory Budget Proposal;

14. Request for the resolutions of the National Assembly For: 1. the implementation of the new external capital raising of USD 2.786 billion from the international capital market approved in the 2018 appropriation act; and 2. the external capital raising of USD 82.54 million to refinance the balance of USD 500 million matured eurobond in the international capital market;

15. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill, 2018;

16. Declined assent to The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, 2018.

In his remarks, Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan cited order 43 and urged the Senate to study all the bills that were returned to the Senate and understand what the real issues are.

“I believe we will have something to learn from this,” he said.

Earlier, the senate went into an executive session that lasted about 15 minutes. It adjourned plenary to Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in honour of late House of Representatives members, Hon. B.U Nzeribe and Hon. Funke Adedoyin.

Comments
To Top