Osinbajo Signs Diaspora Commission Bill
It is okay to wonder what the so-called Diaspora Commission Bill is all about because, really, it sounds like another bill of less importance to the average Nigerian.
However, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, provided some explanation on Monday.
This was after announcing that the Acting President signed the bill into law earlier on Friday.
He explained that the Diaspora Commission Act “establishes the commission under the supervisory jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“It has the responsibility to coordinate and organise Nigerians in and from the Diaspora to contribute human capital and material resources, including their expertise, for the development of Nigeria and its constituent states.
“It will also provide a database of Nigerians on various fields and potentialities as resource base for Nigeria and the world to draw from, as well as protect the interest of all Nigerians,” he said.
Another bill Prof. Osinbajo also signed is the Petroleum Training Institute Amendment Act 2017.
Enang added that the Petroleum Training Institute Act was to bring its provisions in conformity with the Constitution and allow for due process in the administration, affecting principal officers and staff of the institute.