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Buhari signs five bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills approved by the eighth National Assembly.

Umar Yakubu, Buhari Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Affairs (House of Representatives) made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday in Abuja.

NAN reports that Yakubu said the laws should ensure good governance in the country.

Invoices include the transitional amendment law of the Obafemi Awolowo University, the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the Bauchi amendment law, the Maiduguri University amendment law, the national fertilizer quality control law, and the law of establishment of the Nigerian Council for Food Science and Technology.

He stated that the university report specifies the minimum qualifications for the presidents of the board of directors, which is a university degree or equivalent.

Yakubu said that the laws stipulate that people should be physically fit and able to preside over the activities of the council.

He said the laws also provided for rules on the use of intellectual property for universities.

Yakubu said that the law states that any member of staff or student who tries to sue the university must give one month’s notice to the institution in question.

He said the National Quality Control Fertilizer Law sought to protect the interests of farmers and to address the problem of nutrient deficiency in the composition of fertilizers, brands and weight loss, among others.