Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has signed into laws, two of the critical bills recently forwarded to the Presidency by the National Assembly. They are the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (Establishment) Act, 2017 and the Petroleum Training Institute (Amendment) Act, 2017. Both bills, according to the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National
Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, “have come into effects as laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” Senator Enang, in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday, explained that the “Diaspora Commission Act establishes the commission under the supervisory jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” He added: “It has the responsibility to coordinate and organise Nigerians in and from
the Diaspora to contribute human capital and material resources, including their expertise for the development of Nigeria, and its constituent states. “It will also provide a database of Nigerians on various fields and potentialities as resource base for Nigeria and the world to draw from, as well as protecting the interest of all Nigerians in the Diaspora.” On the Petroleum Training Institute (Amendment) Act, Senator Enang said it’s to
“bring the provisions thereof in conformity with the constitution, allowing for due process in the administration action affecting the principal officers and staff of the institute.” The Presidential aide, however, welcomed distinguished senators and honourable members of the House of Representatives back to their legislative duties. It would be recalled that the federal lawmakers who had been on two weeks mid-term vacation, would resume work today

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