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Osinbajo Signs 3 Bills Into Law As PMB Returns

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, returned to Abuja after his vacation in the United Kingdom. He landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport at 6.35pm and was received by top government officials. Recall that the president travelled to London on the 3rd of August for a 10-day working leave . In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, the president transmitted a letter to the president of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect. While the president was on vacation, the vice president was in acting capacity as president.
The president is expected to preside over a security meeting on Monday before departing to Daura, Kastsina for the Sallah celebration.

Meanwhile, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo SAN, on Friday 17, signed into law, three Bills transmitted by the National Assembly, which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, he said the Acts are the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018; and the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018.
He said, “The Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018 provides the framework, as envisaged by Section 303 of the Constitution, for the administration of the Civil Service of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Commission, established under the Act will, without prejudice to the powers of the president, be responsible for the appointment and disciplinary control of staff in the Civil Service of the FCT.The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018 establishes the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria for forestry research, education and training.
“The Institute, with its headquarters in Ibadan, will have outstations and colleges in each of the six geo-political zones of the Federation. The institute will, among others, conduct research into the development of agro-forestry systems for the integration of forest trees of economic importance into farming systems; ecology of pests and diseases and their control; and the control of desertification, soil erosion and deforestation. According to him, The Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018 establishes the School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos, a diploma and certificate-awarding Institute, for training and research in Medical Laboratory Science and other related fields



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