President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills passed by the National Assembly.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Nasir Illa, on Monday, listed the bills as Counselling Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Civil Aviation Act, Nigerian Metrological Agency, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria and Nigerian Council for Management Development. Others are National Institute of Credit Administration, Chartered Institute Of Social Work Practitioners and Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria.
The statement, which did not indicate when the bills were signed, gave the highlights of the new laws as follows:
Counselling Practitioners Council of Nigeria, 2022
The new entity has the responsibility of advancing the study, training and practice of counselling profession.
Also, the body is charged with the responsibility to determine the standard of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the counselling profession.
Civil Aviation Act, 2022
This Act repealed the Civil Aviation Act, No. 6, 2006 and enacts the Civil Aviation Act, 2022.
The legislation establishes rules of operation and divisions of responsibility within the Nigerian civil aviation system in order to promote aviation safety and security.
In addition, it seeks to ensure that Nigeria’s obligations under international aviation agreements are implemented, and consolidate the laws…
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