The President’s decision declining assent to the bill was conveyed in a letter to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The two-paragraph letter, dated June 18, 2018 stated, President Buhari cited Section 58(4) of the Constitution (as amended) for declining assent to the bill.
“This is due to the scope of persons covered by the bill, which we are concerned will create disharmony in the health sector between radiographers and radiologists (who are regulated separately)”, the letter stated.
In a separate letter, dated June 19, 2018, the President presented the 2018 statutory budget proposal for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), pursuant to Sections 121 and 299 of the Constitution.
Similarly, the President, in yet another letter, dated June 8, forwarded the name of Mr. Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as nominee for the position of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).