President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons he withhold his assent from four bills sent to him by the National Assembly in a letter read by the speaker of the House of Representative Yakubu Dogara during plenary.
The bills are Corporate manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and tribunal standard scales of fines and financial penalties bill,
He said one of the bill violate the country constitution.
Why Buhari rejected the bills
In the letter read by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, Buhari said he rejected the corporate manslaughter bill because its provisions were inconsistent with the 1999 constitution.
He also said he withheld his assent to the agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill on the ground of increase of the credit therein which was initially tagged at N100 million.
The president added that the National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill is a duplication of duties of existing agencies such as National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
For the courts and tribunal standard scales of fines bill and financial penalties bill, the president said the bill contradicts existing laws in place.