Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others

Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others 1

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to a bill seeking to fund the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company, which was forwarded to him by the National Assembly in February this year.

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, disclosed this while reading at plenary separate letters by the President informing the Senate of his decisions.

The President equally declined assent to seven other bills, including the controversial National Housing Fund Bill, which was passed recently by the federal parliament.

Buhari, cited infractions on extant laws, duplication of responsibilities of existing agencies, and financial constraints for refusing assent to the bills.