The Nigerian Senate has taken a decision against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s action on four bills passed by the National Assembly.The Senate said it will consult with its legal team on the acting president’s decision.
On Wednesday, February 22, the acting president rejected four bills passed by the lawmakers.The bills – Dangerous Drug (Amendment) Bill 2016, National Lottery (Amendment) Bill 2016, AgriculturalCredit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016, and the Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Osinbajo said were withheld in Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the 1999 Constitution.
But responding to Melaye’s argument, the Senate President Bukola Saraki said the National Assembly will seek legal advise on the matter.He said:”I think the procedure is that we will refer this (issue) to our legal department to give us adviceon interpretation on some of the things that you have said, for us to be properly guided. But, I agree with you that it is a matter that we must take seriously because it goes down to the issue of separation of powers. We would get the opinion of the legal department.”