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Buhari Rejects 4 National Assembly Bills, Gives Reasons

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President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the National Assembly and given reasons for doing so.

The rejection was conveyed in a letter the president communicated to the National Assembly.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara read the letter before the House at plenary on Thursday.

The four rejected bills are Corporate Manslaughter Bill, 2018; Agricultural Credit Scheme (Amendment) Bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill; and Courts and Tribunal Standard Scales of Fines and Financial Penalties Bill.

The president explained in the letter that he rejected the Corporate Manslaughter Bill because some sections of the bill contravened the 1999 constitution.

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For the  Agricultural Credit Scheme (Amendment) Bill, Buhari told the House that he rejected the bill on the ground of increase of the credit therein which was initially tagged at N100 million.

He further said that the National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency Bill would only end up duplicating the duties of existing agencies such as National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), hence its rejection.

Also, the president said he withheld assent to the Courts and Tribunal Standard Scales of Fines Bill and Financial Penalties Bill because it contravened it contradicts already-existing laws.

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