A BILL SEEKING TO GRANT POWERS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO SUMMON THE PRESIDENT AND STATE GOVERNORS HAS PASSED SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 17, 2021
The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill that seeks to grant power to the National Assembly to summon the President on issues bordering on national security.
The bill sponsored by Sergius representing Ogun Federal Constituency also seeks to grant similar powers to state Houses of Assembly to summon Governors of States.
The House noted that the constitution as obtained presently has no provision that expressly grants such powers of summoning to the legislature on issues of National Security or related matters.
The constitutional amendment bill was referred to the house constitution review committee for further legislative action.