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Osinbajo signs three administrative bills into law

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Professor Yemi Osinbajo

 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed into law three administrative bills transmitted by the National Assembly, which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The new Acts included the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018; and Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018.

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Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Saturday, said the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2018 provided 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 would, 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.

Similarly, the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018 established the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria for forestry research, education and training.

The institute, with its headquarters in Ibadan, would have outstations and colleges in each of the six geo-political zones of the federation.

The institute would, among other functions, 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.

Also, the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos (Establishment) Act, 2018 established the School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) Jos.

Its mandate included awarding diploma and certificates for training and research in Medical Laboratory Science and other related fields.

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