Buhari withdraws assent to Maritime Varsity bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University.

The President, in a letter, dated May 25 and addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, conveyed his decision not to sign the bill into law and his reasons.ls One of the reasons, he said, was the funding provisions, which he said were grossly excessive.

He also said such funding would disrupt the operation of a number of government agencies and institutions.

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