Just in: Buhari signs executive order prohibiting ministry of interior giving visas to some
– President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order
– The new order will improve local content in public procurement
– It is also expected to promote the application of science and technology towards achieving the nation’s development goals
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, February 5, signed an executive order to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components.
According to Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity in a series of tweets stated that the Executive Order is expected to promote the application of science, technology and innovation towards achieving the nation’s development goals across all sectors of the economy.
He added that the Executive Order also prohibits the ministry of interior from giving visas to foreign workers whose skills are readily available in Nigeria.
In a previous report , President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 26, signed eight bills passed by the National Assembly into law at a signing ceremony held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Among the bills signed into law is the the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges), Act 2018, Punch report.
The act, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly matters, Senate, Ita Enang, will grant the Legislative Houses in the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly immunity from litigation for actions taken in plenary or committee proceedings of the House or committee.