President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to two bills – the National Transport Commission Bill 2018 and the Federal Roads Authority (Establishment) Bill 2018 – in the transport sector.
Buhari’s decision came in a letter to the National Assembly leadership read by the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, at plenary on Wednesday.
According to him, some sections of the National Transport Commission Bill contained safety regulations that would duplicate the functions of existing transport agencies.
On the Federal Roads Authority (Establishment) Bill 2018, the president said the proposed road sector regulator would usurp the supervisory power of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
The president pointed out that the proposed agency would also render the “entire technical workforce of the supervisory ministry redundant”.