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Buhari signs bills on counselling practitioners, credit institute, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight new bills into law.

Nasir Illa, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) gave the information on Monday.

Buhari signed the bill establishing the Counselling Practitioners Council of Nigeria.

The council has the responsibility of advancing the study, training and practice of the counselling profession.

The skills to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the profession are stated by the new law.

It empowers the council to review the standard as circumstances may require; establish and maintain standards in accordance with the provisions.

The law further allows the council to secure professional status, promote members’ interest and the advancement of the art and science of counselling knowledge.

The President also signed the bill repealing the Civil Aviation Act (2006) and the Civil Aviation Bill (2022)

Others are National Institute Of Credit Administration (Establishment) Act (2022); Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners (Establishment) Act (2022).

The rest include Meteorological Agency (Establishment) Act (2022); Pharmacy Council Of Nigeria (Establishment) Act (2022); Advertising Regulatory Council Of Nigeria Act (2022).

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