The presidency on Wednesday, August 1, announced via its official Twitter handle, that President Muhammadu Buhari would proceed on another vacation.
“President @MBuhari begins a 10-working-days holiday from August 3, 2018.
“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect.
“While the President is on vacation, Vice President @ProfOsinbajo will be in acting capacity as President.
”President Buhari will be in London for the holiday,” the presidency tweeted.
With the vacation starting on Thursday, August 2, President Muhammadu Buhari transferred power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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In his capacity as the acting president, Osinbajo signed into law three bills transmitted by the National Assembly, which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A statement issued on Saturday, August 18, by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Office of the Acting President, said the bills were signed on Friday, August 17, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Below are the Acts as listed by Akande:
1. Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018
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).
The Commission established under the Act will, without prejudice to the powers of the President, be responsible for the appointment and disciplinary control of staff in the Civil Service of the FCT.
2. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018
The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018 establishes the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria for forestry research, education and training.
The institute, with its headquarters in Ibadan, will have outstations and colleges in each of the six geopolitical zones of the federation.
The institute will, among others, 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
3. Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018
The Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018 establishes the School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos, a diploma and certificate-awarding institute, for training and research in Medical Laboratory Science and other related fields.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Osinbajo said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to secure the country, upgrade its infrastructure and ensure that its wealth is not hijacked by a greedy few Nigerians.
Osinbajo gave this assurance on Tuesday, August 14, during a one-day working visit to Zamfara state where he was received by Governor Abdulaziz Yari.
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