State Assemblies flay NASS for rejecting devolution of powers

OrderPaperToday – The Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of the State House of Assemblies, Abdulmumin Kamba, has criticized the National Assembly for rejecting a proposed devolution of powers.

The federal legislative chambers, in July 2017, voted on the constitution amendment review.

However, the Senate had voted against this item while the House of Representatives supported it.

Speaking at the transmission of the resolutions made by the State Assemblies, Kamba, who is also the speaker of Kebbi State House of Assembly, condemned the rejection.

He said: “While we believe every proposed amendment transmitted to the state Houses of Assemblies for ratification reflects the yearnings aspirations of the people, the voting out of the bill on devolution of power by the National Assembly which was part of the original work by this assembly has been strongly condemned.

“Therefore, on behalf of our constituents, we want to plead that the bill on devolution of powers be reconsidered and form part of the next proposed amendment to the constitution.”

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