Five bills passed by the 8th National Assembly have been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly (House of Representatives) Umar Yakubu said on Wednesday.
Yakubu announced this on Wednesday at a news conference in Abuja, adding that the Acts were to ensure good governance in the country.
According to Yakubu, the bills include the Obafemi Awolowo University Transitional Amendment Act, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Amendment Act, the University of Maiduguri Amendment Act, the National Fertiliser Quality Control Act and the Nigerian Council of Food Science and Technology Establishment Act.
Yakubu further stated that the University Acts specified minimum qualifications for the Chairmen of the Governing Councils which is university degree or its equivalent, adding that the Acts stipulated that the persons must be physically fit and be able to chair activities of the councils.
The Acts, Yakubu said, also provided for the regulations of the use of intellectual properties for universities while also requiring any staff or student that seeks to sue the university to give notice of one month to the institution concerned.
The National Fertiliser Quality Control Act sought to protect farmers’ interest and address the issue of nutrient deficiency in the composition of fertiliser, branding and weight loss among others, Yakubu added.