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Buhari seeks legal framework for Social Investment Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, seeking for the legalisation and Institutionalisation of Social Investment Programme in Nigeria, NSIP.

Mr Buhari in the letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, requested the Senate to consider and approve an executive bill forwarded to it to that effect.

The letter reads: “Pursuant to Section 8(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I forward herewith the National Social Investment Programme Bill for the kind consideration of the Senate.

“The bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the establishment of National Social Investment Programme for the assistance and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable people in Nigeria.

In another letter, Buhari also sought for concurrence of the Senate to National Park Declaration Order made earlier in the year for the establishment of 10 New National Parks across the country.

Similarly, Mr Buhari in two other separate requests sought the consideration and passage of National Library Establishment Bill 2022.

The proposed law according to him would provide the legal framework for maintenance of National Library of Nigeria and strengthen its statutory functions.

Final request of the President to the Senate was for the consideration and passage of an executive bill on Federal Produce Inspection Service.


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