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Buhari assents to Bills on Animal Diseases Control, Police Academy

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Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President for Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

According to Shehu, the Animal Disease Control Act repeals the Animal Disease (Control) Act, Cap. A17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

”Enacts the Animal Disease (Control) Law in order to prevent, detect, control and eradicate infectious and contagious, transboundary and zoonotic diseases, and prevent antimicrobial resistance.

”This is through the control and regulation of the use and administration of veterinary biological products, veterinary medical products and chemicals in animals, animal products, medicated animal feed, pet food sales and distribution, veterinary medical devices, other veterinary products and for the improvement of animal welfare and food safety.

On the Nigerian Police Academy, the media assistant said, “The Act establishes and provides a legal framework for the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, as a degree-granting institution to provide academic and professional training.” .

Shehu revealed that the Academy would not be run below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.

He said that the Commander “will be appointed Service Commission on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police as stipulated in Section 8 of the Act.”

Shehu revealed that Malam Umar El-Yakub, Senior Special Assistant to the President for National Assembly (House of Representatives) Affairs, was in the House of Representatives for the signing of the bills.

 

 

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