President Buhari Assents To 16 Constitution Alteration Bills , 3 Others


Shina J.O

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to sixteen Constitutional amendment bills sent to the executive by the national assembly in accordance with Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian

This is contained in press release signed by Senator Babajide Omoworare Senior Special Assistant to The President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

The 16 assented Constitutional Alteration Bills, amongst others, are:

•Ensuring financial independence of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary;

• regulating the first session and inauguration of members-elect of the National and State Houses of Assembly and for related matters;

• ensuring that the President and Governors submit the names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners within sixty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly; and for related matters;

• enable states generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid; and for related matters;

• excluding the period of intervening events in the computation of time for determining pre-election matters petitions

• changing prisons to correctional service and re-designate correctional service in the concurrent list; and

• moving item “railway” from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.

The President also assented to 3 other bills which includes

…The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology Act,

..The Nigerian Institute of International Relations Act,

and The Federal Medical Centres (Amendment) Acts.

The national assembly had transmitted 35 of the 44 Constitution amendment bills to president Muhammadu Buhari for assent – that have so far met the requirement of the provision of Section 9(2) of the Constitution

The 35 bills were considered by 27 State Houses of Assembly and approved by at least 24 state assemblies as required by law.


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