- The Senate has reportedly resolved to override President Buhari’s veto on two bills including the constitutional amendment bill
- The upper legislative chamber will also withdraw four bills that the president had declined to give assent to
- 11 other such bills which Buhari refused assent to will be passed, as per the Senate’s resolution
The Nigerian Senate has reportedly resolved to override the veto by President Muhammadu Buhari on two bills that were passed and forwarded to him for assent.
According to Vanguard, the upper legislative chamber stated that it would override the president’s veto on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No.28) Bill, 2018.
Legit.ng gathers that the red chamber also said it would override President Buhari on the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Amendment Bill, 2018.
The Senate has also resolved to withdraw four bills that the president had declined to give assent to. It further resolved to consider and pass 11 of such bills.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the presidency disclosed that President Buhari had drawn the curtains on the signing of bills for the fourth alteration to the 1999 Constitution.
The development was made public by Senator Ita Enang, the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Senate).
Enang disclosed that any bills not signed till that time must have lapsed. He added that the president would have also communicated same to the National Assembly.
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