President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected additional 17 bills out of 318 passed by the  8th National Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected additional 17 bills out of 318 passed by the  8th National Assembly. The president, however, assented to 9 others also among the entire 318 bills passed.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang made this known Wednesday at a media briefing.

Enang at the briefing held at the Senate Press Centre said Mr President decided not to communicate with the 9th Assembly on the rejections of those bills because the new assembly cannot take any decision on those rejected bills.

He, however, promised to engage the leadership of both chambers on the rationale behind the rejection of the bills.

He said the current assembly cannot take action by way of commenting or   overriding any of the rejected bills because the law forbade the lawmakers to do so.

The 17 rejected bills are Adeyemi Federal University of Education (Establishment) Bill; Federal University of Education Kano Bill; Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education Bill; Federal University of Education Zaria