The Senate has on Tuesday, okayed an amendment to the Constitution providing financial autonomy for Nigeria’s State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan who presided over plenary on the ongoing Constitutional Review of the 1999 Constitution ruled at the end of voting.

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The Amendment is titled ‘Bill for An Act to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to provide for the Financial Independence of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary; & for related matters.’

Of the 84 Senators who were present for the vote, 83 voted in favour of the bill while 1 voted against. None of the lawmakers at the red chamber abstained.

Voting on other bills is still ongoing…

Filed in by Rotimi Adewuyi



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