Governors Accused Of Stalling Constitutional Amendment Exercise
National Assembly has accused the state governors of slowing down the passage of the 44 alteration bills in the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise.
It alleged that the governors were telegraphing the State Assemblies in their consideration of the bills.
Deputy senate president, Ovie Omo Agege, addressing a news conference in Abuja, said 25 state houses of assemblies are yet to consider and passed the bills, six months after they were forwarded to them.
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He listed the state assemblies which had considered and passed the alteration bills as Ogun, Lagos, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Kaduna, Kogi, Osun and Katsina states.
According to Omo Agege, the conference of Nigeria speakers have vowed not to consider the bills, unless four of their proposed bills are included in the alteration bill.
The bills they propose seek to amend the constitution to establish state police; establish state judicial council; streamline the procedure for removing presiding officers of state houses of assembly; and, institutionalize legislative bureaucracy in the constitution.