Buhari Assents To Bill Increasing Architects’ Penalty Fee From N1,000 To N500,000

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills passed by the 8th National Assembly.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

NAN reports that Itang said the bills include Federal University of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi State Bill and the Architects Registration Council Amendment Bill.

He said by giving assent to the Federal College of Agriculture Bill, the institution had been upgraded from a Federal College of Agriculture to a full-fledged Federal University of Agriculture with all the powers of its status.
He explained that the assented Architects Registration Council amendment bill had increased the penalty fee of N1,000 to N5,000.

This, he said would generally enhance the architect registration process.
He also said the bill was also designed to enhance the council’s penalties and make the appeals from the Disciplinary Committee lie with the High Courts.
On why some bills were not assented to, Enang explained that there was cogent reasons for any bill that did not receive assent of the president.


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