Buhari
President Buhari rejected four bills sent to him by NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to sign four bills sent to him for assent by the National assembly.

Buhari made the rejection known through a letter he sent to the House of Representatives which was read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara during plenary on Thursday.

They are: Corporate Manslaughter Bill, 2018; Agricultural Credit Scheme (Amendment) Bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency Bill as well as Courts and Tribunal Standard Scales of Fines and Financial Penalties Bill.

The president said he rejected the corporate manslaughter bill because its provisions were inconsistent with the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

Buhari also said he withheld assent to the agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill on the ground of increase of the credit therein which was initially tagged at N100 million.

He said the national child protection and enforcement agency bill is duplication of duties of existing agencies such as National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Buhari disclosed that he rejected the courts and tribunal standard scales of fines bill and financial penalties bill because the bills contradicts existing laws in place.