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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Signs Three Bills

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed three bills passed by the National Assembly into law. They have, therefore, become Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FGN). The said bills are; 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.

The announcement of this was made by the Vice-President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Laolu Akande on Saturday.

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According to him, “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).”

In his statement, Mr Laolu explained that the Commission as established under the Act without prejudice to the President will 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.”

This institution will have headquarters in Ibadan with outposts and colleges in the six geo-political zones of the federation.

The role of the institute among others things will be to 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.

And the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos, Establishment Act 2018 will establish a school of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology for training and research in Medical Laboratory Science and for awarding diploma certificate courses.

Credit: Channels Television

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VP Yemi Osinbajo. He has been acting as President while President Buhari was on vacation. 

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