State Assemblies Advised to Play more Roles in Constitutional Amendment

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Laleye Dipo in Minna

A Director at the National Legislative Institute, Abuja, Dr. Shuaibu Abdullahi Danwonka, has said that state Houses of Assembly should play more critical roles in the ongoing constitutional amendment process.

Dr. Danwonka made the remarks in Minna, Niger State on Friday while delivering a lecture on: Legislative Process and Procedures” as part of activities to mark the second year of the 8th legislative assembly in the state.

He said the executive arms in the states should present what he described as “comprehensive memo” on areas that needed to be amended in the constitution.

“State assemblies should identify critical areas that have been omitted by the National assembly and draw attention to such areas,” he said.

Danwonka said state governors should also write to both the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives requesting the progress so far made in the constitutional amendment process to keep them abreast of what had been done.

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