Buhari signs FCT, other bills into law
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed three bills into law.
The new laws are: The Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2019, Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo, Gombe State (Establishment) Act, 2019 and the Federal Polytechnic, Daura Katsina State (Establishment) Act, 2019.
The Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday.
He said the Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2019 appropriates a total sum of N243, 374,511.077 for the 2019 financial year out of which N130.7 billion is for capital expenditure while the balance is for recurrent.
He said: “This amount is from the Statutory Revenue Allocation due to the Federal Capital Territory.
This is in addition to the budgetary provision of N23, 023, 593, 146 for Capital Expenditure made in the 2019 National Budget earlier assented to by Mr. President on May 27, 2019.”
As part of his desire to improve and expand admission opportunities for children in tertiary institutions in the country, he said that the President assented to bills for the establishment of two Federal polytechnics in Nigeria.
The Laws establishing the named Polytechnics, he said, are standard with the Laws establishing all other Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria.