The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang said President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to 8 new Bills, while briefing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa,Abuja on Tuesday.
The Bills which had metamorphosed into Laws were:
National Judicial Institute Amendment Bill , 2016
Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Bill, 2016
Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Bill, 2016
Quality Surveyors Registration Amendment Bill, 2016
Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Amendment Bill, 2016
Treaty to Establish African Economic Community Relating to Pan African Parliament (Accession and Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill, 2016
University of Abuja Amendment Bill, 2016
Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers Amendment Bill, 2016
Enang commended the relationship that existed between the Executive and the Legislative Arms which he said culminated into a good number of Bills assented to by the president so far.
These are bills transmitted to the President, having been assented to Mr. President have become Acts and Laws enforceable in Nigeria.
“I used this medium to commend the 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 parliaments, I think this is the highest number of bills passed by any single parliament within its one year and six months.
“I commend the leadership of the National Assembly because of the cooperation they have extended to the Executive and the Executive reciprocal cooperation has also enabled them and also provided a very conducive environment for them to function”
, he said