Buhari signs NIHOTOUR Bill 2022, Business Facilitation Bill 2022, four others into law
President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, assented to the much-awaited National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (Establishment) Bill, 2022, in addition to the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 which had earlier been passed by the National Assembly.
Hospitality and Tourism (Establishment) Bill, 2022 has the subject of a major clamour among industry stakeholders calling for the expansion of the mandate and legal framework guiding the only professional training agency in the tourism sector
A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant to The President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworares said the documents were signed by Buhari ‘in furtherance of Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
“The President sent the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act to the National Assembly to ensure the ease of doing business and transparency, efficiency, and productivity in Nigeria.
“The Act amends relevant legislation to promote the ease of doing business in Nigeria and institutionalize all the reforms to ease implementation. The business facilitation bill, among other things, applies throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The President also gave his assent to four other bills, including; the National Commission for Colleges of Education Bill, 2022; School of Mines and Geological Studies (Establishment) Bill, 2022; Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusa (Establishment) Bill 2022; and the Federal College of Education (Technical) Keana Bill, (Establishment) Bill 2022,” the statement read.