President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, his hometown, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Katsina State.
Naija News reports that the Nigerian leader recently left Daura for Abuja after exercising his civic duties as a citizen in the 2023 presidential and national assembly elections held on February 25th.
Upon his arrival on Friday (today), President Buhari and his entourage visited the Emir of Daura, HRH Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, to commiserate with him over his daughter’s demise.
Buhari Signs Bill Which Makes It Compulsory For Tinubu To Name Ministerial Nominees Within 60 Days Of Swearing In
Earlier on Friday, President Buhari signed into law a bill which makes it compulsory for the country’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to nominate his ministers within 60 days of taking his oath of office.
Naija News understands the bill makes it mandatory for Presidents and Governors to submit the names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners within sixty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had, on March 1, declared Tinubu the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
The bill signed by Buhari is part of the 16 constitution alteration bills signed into law by President Buhari, as confirmed in a statement on Friday by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase.
Back in 2015, President Buhari faced some heavy backlashes over the delay in naming his cabinet members; it took him up to six months to appoint ministers in 2015.
Other bills signed by the President include those to delete railway, electricity generation and prison services from the exclusive legislative list.
With the development, states will now be allowed to generate and distribute electricity, also operate railways without seeking permission from the federal government.
Another bill also signed by the President granted financial independence to states’ Houses of Assembly and judiciary.
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Richard Ogunsile