Acting President Osinbajo signs two Bills into Law

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Nigeria's acting President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has signed into Law, two Bills recently passed by the National Assembly.

They are; the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (Establishment) Act, 2017, and the Petroleum Training Institute (Amendment) Act, 2017, and both legislations have come into effect as laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The acting President’s assent to the new laws was made known on monday in a statement signed and released by the SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang.

Accordjng to the legislation as passed by the National Assembly, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Establishment Act, 2017 is established under the supervisory jurisdiction of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

It has the responsibility to coordinate and organise Nigerians in and from the Diaspora to contribute human capital and material resources, including their experience for the development of Nigeria as a whole.

It will also provide a database of Nigerians on various fields and potentialities as resource base for Nigeria and the world to draw from, as well as protecting the interest of all Nigerians in the Diaspora.

The Petroleum Training Institute Amendment Act is to bring the provisions thereof in conformity with the constitution, allowing for due process in the administrative action affecting the principal officers and staff of the instatute.

Senator Ita Enang also used the medium to welcome Distinguished Senators and Members of the House of Representatives back to their legislative duties as they reconvene in plenary on Tuesday after two weeks vacation.