Buhari rejects climate change bill, 4 others

Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to five bills forwarded to him by the National Assembly.

The president, in five different letters written to the Senate, gave reasons for withholding assent to the bill.


The rejected bills are the Nigerian Film Commission Bill 2018, Climate Change Bill 2018, Immigration (Amendment) Bill 2018, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners of Nigeria Bill 2018, and the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, 2018.

Buhari said he declined assent to the Nigerian Film Commission Bill partly because Sections 1 (3) (d) and (e) of the bill conflicts with Section 2 (a) (i), (ii) and (c) of the National Film and Video Censors Board Act, which confers functions in relation to film exhibition on the board.

The president also said one of the reasons he rejected the climate change bill was because it replicates

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