President Buhari Speaks On Why He Declined Assent To Five Bills

President Buhari Speaks On Why He Declined Assent To Five Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the reason behind his decision to decline assent to five bills that were passed by the National Assembly.


Recall that the President yesterday in a letter written to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, declined assent to five bills.

The bills that were rejected by President Buhari includes, Nigerian Film Corporation Bill, Immigration (Amendment) Bill, Climate Change Bill, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners Bill as well as Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.

President Buhari while speaking on the refusal of the bill said, “I refused assent on the Immigration Bill because it would have adverse effect on Nigeria’s position on the ease of doing business ranking if signed into law.”

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“The Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners Bill amounted to duplication of functions with an existing institute.”

“Also, conflicting and duplication of duties of existing government agencies, their destructive nature, as well as lack of clarity in other bills.”

Saraki while reacting to the president’s decision stated that the lawmakers would consider the report of the technical committee set up to look into rejected bills by the president.

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