President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills passed by the 8th National Assembly.
Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), said this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.
The bills were Federal University Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi State Bill and the Architects Registration Council Amendment Bill.
He said by giving assent to the Federal College of Agriculture Bill, the institution had been upgraded to a full-fledged university.
Regarding the other bill, he noted that the penalty fee of the council had been increased from N1,000 to N500,000.
This, he said, would enhance the architect registration process.
In addition, the bill was designed to enhance the council’s penalties and make the appeals from the disciplinary committee lie with the high courts.
On why some bills were not assented to, Enang explained that there were reasons for any bill that did not receive the assent of the president.
Enang added, “President upon receipt of communication from the National Assembly will on a date he will fix, notify the screened and cleared nominees.”
Enang said further that President Buhari was not under obligation to attach portfolios to the nominees during the screening process.