President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills passed by the eighth National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.
He listed the bills to include Federal University of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi State Bill and the Architects Registration Council Amendment Bill.
He said by giving assent to the Federal College of Agriculture Bill, the institution had been upgraded from a Federal College of Agriculture to a full-fledged Federal University of Agriculture with all the powers of its status.
He explained that the assented Architects Registration Council amendment bill had increased the penalty fee of N1,000 to N500,000.
This, he said would generally enhance the architect registration process.
He also said the bill was designed to enhance the council’s penalties and make the appeals from the Disciplinary Committee lie with the High Courts.