President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected 17 bills passed by eighth National Assembly and assented to nine bills passed.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Senate Affairs Senator Ita Enang at a press briefing in Abuja however, promised journalists to engage the leadership of both chambers on the rationale behind the rejections of those bills.
He explained that the President decided not to communicate his decisions on the bills to the current National Assembly because it cannot take any action on those rejected bills.
The nine bills assented to by Buhari were: (1) the Police Trust Fund Act, (2) Nigeria Natural Medicine Establishment Act, (3) FCT Management Board and Health Insurance, (4) Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Defence Bill.
(5) Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria Bill, (6) National Institute of Construction Technology and Management (Establishment) bill, (7) National Agricultural Seed Council bill, (8) Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment), (9) FCT Primary Healthcare Board.
The rejected ones were: (1) Adeyemi Federal University of Education (Establishment) Bill, (2) Federal University of Education Kano, Bill, (3) Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education Bill, (4) Federal University of Education Zaria, Bill.
(5) the National Security Agencies Protection of Officers Identity Bill, (6) Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency Bill, (7) Environmental Managers Registration Council of Nigeria Bill.
(8) Industrial Development Income Tax Act Amendment Bill, (9) Defence Research and Development Bureau Bill, (10) Animal Diseases Control Bill, (11) Good Samaritans Bill, (12) the Chattered Institute of Directors of Nigeria Bill. (13) National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill, (14) Federal University of Wukari (Establishment) Bill, (15) Warehouse Receipt and Other Related Matters Bill, (16) the Federal Capital Territory Health Insurance Agency Bill.
Buhari also rejected the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plant Fiscal Incentive and Guarantees Bill, (18) Nigerian Film Commission Bill and(19) the Proceeds of Crime Bill.