1999 Constitution; NASS submits proposed amendments

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The National Assembly has transmitted the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution to state Houses of Assembly for concurrence.

Reports reveal that the “clean” copies of the amendments had been made ready for transmission as of Monday, while the process for the referral to states began on Tuesday.

The Constitution Review Committee of the National Assembly had proposed 33 alterations in the Constitution which were drawn from 27 bills, with 29 of them approved by the federal parliament.

The four rejected proposals were devolution of powers to states; deletion of Land Use Act from the Constitution; state creation and boundary adjustment; and 35 per cent affirmative action for women.

Each of the proposals needs the approval of not less than two-thirds or of the 24 states.

It was further learnt that leadership of the state Houses of Assemblies had been sensitised by the federal parliament on “the thinking of Nigerians” on the issues listed for amendment


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