OrderPaperToday – According to a letter addressed to the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives, President Muhammadu Buhari has vetoed three National Assembly bills.
In the letter, the President of the country stated that his decline to assent these bills is in line with sections 58(4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.
One of the bills vetoed is the Police Procurement Fund establishment bill, 2017.
The reason for the rejection is based on a lack of clarity, regarding the disbursement of funds as well as constraint issues regarding the powers of the National Assembly to appropriate funds allocated to the 36 state governments and 754 local governments.
Additionally, this is in conflict with sections 80-82 and 120-122 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
The Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria bill 2017 was also vetoed due to a lack of clarity over the scope of the profession of “public management.”
Explaining further, President Buhari said that this bill prohibits all persons who are not members of the institute from practising.
The Nigerian Council for Social Works establishment bill 2017 was also declined due to the lack of lucidity over the scope of the profession of social works because it prohibits all persons who are not members of the institute from practising.