Connect with us

Politics

Buhari writes NASS over witheld bills

Published

on

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to three bills passed by the National Assembly over issues bothering on inconsistency and conflict with the Constitution.

The Punch reports that Buhari expressed his reservations in a letter to the Senate which was read by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday.

The bills are the Police Procurement Fund (Establishment) Bill 2017, Chartered Institute of Management of Nigeria Bill 2017, and the Nigerian Council for Social Works (Establishment) Bill 2017.

The letter read in part, “I hereby convey to the Senate my decision on 25th January 2018 to decline presidential assent to three bills recently passed by the National Assembly, namely Police Procurement Fund (Establishment) Bill 2017, due to lack of clarity regarding the manner of disbursement of the fund as well as constitutional issues regarding the powers of the National Assembly to appropriate funds allocated to the 36 states and 744 local governments which conflicts with Sections 80 to 82 and 120 to 122 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“The Chartered Institute of Management of Nigeria Bill 2017, due to lack of clarity over the scope of the profession of public management, that this bill prohibits persons who are not members of the institute from practising.

“Nigerian Council for Social Works (Establishment) Bill 2017, due to last of clarity over the scope of the profession of social works, that this bill prohibits all persons who are not members of the institute from practising.”

 

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

news5 hours ago

Bamigboye’s death: Kwara has lost another great gem—Shuaibu Yaman

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Yaman Shuiabu, has commiserated with the...

news6 hours ago

BREAKING…..Ex-Kwara Military Gov. dies at 78

The first military governor of Kwara State, Brig. Gen. David Lasisi Bamigboye (rtd), is dead. ROYAL NEWS reports that the...

Sports13 hours ago

NFF: How FIFA president, Infantino reacted to Pinnick’s re-election

Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election...

top stories13 hours ago

What Buhari asked me during our meeting – New DSS DG, Bichi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Magaji...

top stories13 hours ago

I have no anointed candidate – Ajimobi

  In a related development, the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, said he had no anointed candidate. Ajimobi said...

Uncategorized13 hours ago

Factional Ondo APC insists on direct primary

  In Ondo State, a faction of the party insisted that the state APC must adopt direct primary system. The...

Sports13 hours ago

Ex-Eagles midfielder charged with bribery

Former Premier League star Dickson Etuhu has reportedly been charged with bribery and a minor drugs offence, The Sun reports....

Politics23 hours ago

Rotimi Amaechi gets another appointment from Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as the Secretary/Director General of his...

top stories23 hours ago

Another Buhari’s Minister accused of skipping NYSC

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, failed to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), despite graduating from...

news1 day ago

PDP reacts as Joshua Dariye submits APC nomination form from prison

The Senator representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly, Joshua Dariye, has submitted his APC nomination form to re-contest in...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: