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Constitutional Amendment: Senate Transmits Bill to Create the Office of the Accountant General of the Federal Government

Jan 25, 2023   •   by Proshare Research   •   Source: Proshare   •   eye-icon 159 views

The Nigerian Senate has transmitted 35 of the 44 Constitution amendment bills to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.


The lawmakers directed that the 35 bills that have so far met the requirement of the provision of Section 9(2) of the Constitution should be transmitted.


The 35 bills have been considered by 27 State Houses of Assembly (SHA) and approved by at least 24 state assemblies as required by law.


The Senate also urged the Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara assemblies, which have yet to forward their resolutions on the bills, to do so.


The resolution to transmit the 35 bills followed the deliberation on a motion sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo- Agege, and 66 other senators.


Prominent among the bills transmitted to the President for assent is a bill for the creation of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federal Government. 


The bill, when signed, is expected to alter the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to establish the Office of Accountant General of the Federal Government separate from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation. It is important to point out that this is one of the fallouts of the 2014 National Conference where the advice was initially given.


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