THE Inter-Ministerial Committee on Draft Bill on the Executive Order 5, on Monday, submitted its report to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Speaking after receiving the report in his office in Abuja, the minister said that the draft bill would give Nigeria the capacity to produce things it needed and would also instil national pride in Nigerians.
Dr Onu commended the committee for producing documents that would be sustainable, adding that Nigerian ought to have done this long time ago.
He said the bill would be studied before it will be forwarded to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for another scrutiny before being forwarded to the National Assembly for passage into law.
According to him, when the draft bill is signed into law, it would be of great benefits to the country and would encourage Nigerians to create wealth and jobs for the nation.
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The minister commended the committee for a job well done, saying its effort was crucial in speeding up the bill by the National Assembly.
Earlier, the Chairman of the committee and Director, Legal Services in the ministry, Mrs Yvonne Odu-Thomas said the committee took time to do a detailed assessment of the Executive Order 5 and came out with a comprehensive draft.
It will be recalled that the Presidential Executive Order No.5 for planning and execution of projects, promotion of Nigerian contents in contracts, science, engineering and technology, was signed by the President on February 2, 2018, and has been duly gazetted.
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