Nigeria: Jonathan Signs Electricity Bill, Five Others

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday signed six bills passed by the National Assembly.

Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, who disclosed this to State House journalists, listed the bills as including the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Bill 2015 and the Tobacco Control Bill 2015.

Also signed by the president were the Equipment and Leasing Bill 2015, the AMCON (Amendment) Bill 2015, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Bill 2015 and the National Sugar Development (Amendment) Bill 2015.

The Tobacco Control Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 repeals the Tobacco Smoking (Control) Act, CAP.T6, LFN 2004 promulgated in 1990 and amended later.

The Equipment Leasing Act, which regulates equipment leasing in the country, is expected to bring sanity and certainty to the practice of leasing in Nigeria as well as protect the lessees (users) and the lessors (owners).

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