Lawan: Buhari Assented to more Bills Than his Predecessors


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* Says 2,500 bills had been worked on by N’ Assembly

Deji Elumoye and Udora Orizu in Abuja

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has been the most proficient in granting assent to Bills as available data on gazetted Acts showed that between 2015 and 2021, Buhari had assented to more than 84 Bills, the highest since the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1999.

Lawan, who made the remark as a guest lecturer at the first Distinguished Parliamentarians’ Lecture Series, which was facilitated by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), said the projection was that the figure would be significantly higher before the end of Buhari’s tenure in 2023.

According to him, from the available data, President Olusegun Obasanjo signed a total of 82 bills into law between 1999 and 2006, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua signed 38 bills into law between 2007 and 2009, while…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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