Posted by News Express | 18 February 2017 | 1,623 times
Acting President Osinbajo.
Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assented to seven bills passed by the National Assembly. The bills which include Oath (Amendment) Act 2017, Defence Space Administration Act, Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) Act) have now become Nigerian laws.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, confirmed Osinbajo endorsement of the bills.
Other bills signed by Osinbajo are National Film and Video Censors Board, Pension Rights of Judges, Nigerian Institute of Social Science (Establishment ACT and Mortgage Institutions Amendment Act.
Enang said the Acts, other than the Defence Space Administration Act and Institute of Soil science are mainly Amendments to the Principal Act and they are intended to bring the Acts in conformity with current realities.
Osinbajo has been acting for President Muhammadu Buhari since 19 January, almost a month today.
President Buhari, who is in London, partially on medical vacation, was initially intended to resume on 6 February, but he asked for an indefinite extension, to enable him get the results of some medical tests from his doctors.