The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has assented to the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 passed by the National Assembly.
According to the Presidency, this is in furtherance of Section 58 (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
reports that it is an executive bill passed by the National Assembly.
An executive bill is a bill initiated from the Executive arm of the government and transmitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for concurrent passage. Those sponsored by lawmakers are private member bills.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, made this known in a statement issued on Monday and titled ‘President Muhammadu Buhari Assents to the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 and Other Bills.’
The statement partly read, “The President sent the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act to the National Assembly to ensure the ease of doing business and transparency, efficiency and productivity in Nigeria. The Act amends relevant legislation to promote the ease of doing business in Nigeria and institutionalise all the reforms to ease implementation. The business facilitation bill, among other things, applies throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The President also gave his assent to five other bills. The bills are: National Commission for Colleges of Education Bill, 2022; School of Mines and Geological Studies (Establishment) Bill, 2022; Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusa (Establishment) Bill 2022; Federal College of Education (Technical), Keana Bill, (Establishment) Bill 2022; and National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (Establishment) Bill, 2022.”
The last time Buhari would sign multiple bills into law was in August 2022. They were eight.