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PMB Declines Assent TO Maritime University, ICBMB Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Premium Times
President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Premium Times

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to a bill seeking the establishment of Nigerian Maritime University in Okerenkoko in Delta state, as the decision was conveyed to the Senate in a letter on Thursday.

 

Reports revealed that PMB said the excessive proposed source of funding for the maritime university is the reason behind him declining.

 

“I am declining my assent to the bill because the funding provisions are grossly excessive and will disrupt the operation of a number of government agencies and institutions,” the letter stated.

 

On the other hand, Buhari in another letter informed the lawmakers he would not assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemist and Molecular Biologist Bill.

 

“Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the 1999 constitution as amended, I hereby convey to the Senate my decision on 25th May, 2019 to decline presidential assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemist and Molecular Biologist Bill 2019,” part of the letter read.

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