[The Presidential Blog] President Buhari signs 8 bills into law in one day

Maybe it’s the end of the year. Or maybe it’s just nothing.

Maybe it’s just the natural order of the season. Two days ago, the President promised to reshuffle his cabinet after months of outcry from the populace and today, he’s signed 8 bills into law. In one day!

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We can only praise the Lord.

According to Senator Ita Enang, spokesman to the President on National Assembly matters, the bills are:

National Judicial Institute Amendment Act 2016: Sponsored and introduced in the 8th Assembly by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) on the 29th of September 2016.

Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Act 2016: introduced by Senator Bala Ibn Na Allah (APC, Kebbi) on the 22nd September 2016.

Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Act 2016

Introduced by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) on the 22nd of September, 2016, the law prescribes new punitive measures against any provider of water, electricity and other utilities who varies its charges, tariff or rates without first seeking the commission’s approval for such permissible increase.

“A person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section one of this section commits an offence under this Act and is liable on conviction to a fine of NGN 500,000”, according to of Section 7 of this amendment.

Quality Surveyors Registration Amendment Act 2016.

Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Amendment Act 2016

Introduced by Senator Bala Ibn Na Allah (APC, Kebbi), the new law amends CAP C19 of the 2004 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

Treaty to Establish African Economic Community Relating to Pan African Parliament (Accession and Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2016.

A bill introduced in the 8th Assembly on the 21st of September 2016; sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno).

University of Abuja Amendment Act 2016

A bill introduced last December by Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe (PDP, Cross Rivers). This amendment to the University of Abuja Act (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004) replaces the word “each” (in the old Act) with “the” in the heading of Section 3.

Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers Amendment Act 2016.

Also sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, the bill was introduced on the 21st of September 2016.

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