Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, told State House Correspondents that the new laws were the Medical Residency Training Act, 2018 and the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (Establishment, Etc) (Amendment) Act, 2018.
According to Enang, the medical law enacts and regulates the Medical Residency Training Programme for the training of Medical Practitioners and Dental Surgeons. The programme would be regulated and managed by the National Medical Post-graduate College of Nigeria.
The Act is directed at ensuring the quality and competence of medical practice and practitioners in Nigeria through statutory medical training programmes. It is to encourage medical tourism from other countries to Nigeria and build further confidence in Nigeria medical system.