Buhari assents to NDIC, 3 other Bills

Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (“NDIC”) Bill, the Arbitration and Mediation Bill and three other Bills.

The bills were passed by the National Assembly in furtherance of the provisions of Section 58 of the Constitution and pursuant to the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act repeals the hitherto extant NDIC Act No. 16 of 2006, provides that NDIC is the insurer of all insurable deposit liabilities of insured institutions.

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act also repeals the hitherto extant Cap. A18 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria provides a unified legal framework for the fair and efficient settlement of commercial disputes by arbitration and mediation.

The President also assented to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amemdment) Act for the provision of the Federal.

The others are College of Agriculture, Ogoinbiri, Bayelsa State; the Institute of Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria (Establishment) Act; and the Chartered Institute of Directors, Nigeria (Establishment) Act, Sen. Babajide Omoworare, SSA-P/NASS/Senate, said.