Buhari Signs Social Investment Programmes Bill, 7 Others Into Law

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The National Social Investment Programme agency bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

The President established the NSIP in 2016 to address the nation’s socioeconomic issues, including as hunger and poverty.

It is an initiative designed to transform the lives of millions of Nigerians who live in abject poverty, raise living standards, and boost the country’s economy.

Bashir Ahmad, the president’s special assistant on digital communications, acknowledged the bill’s signature in a tweet under the account @BashirAhmaad.

The National Senior Secondary Education Bill, the Chartered Institute of Power Engineers Bill, the Federal University of Health Sciences Ila-Orangun (Establishment) Bill, and the Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare (Establishment) Bill are among the additional seven pieces of legislation that the president signed.

Others are the Chartered Institute of Development Studies and Administration of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (Establishment) Bill, and the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria Bill.

The national social investment agency bill will provide a legal and institutional framework for the establishment and management of the National Social Investment in Nigeria, while the national senior secondary education bill set the minimum standards for senior secondary education in Nigeria and the management of the National Senior Secondary Education Fund.

The chartered institute of power engineers’ bill establishes the Chartered Institute of Power Engineers of Nigeria.