• August 5, 2021

Bill To Empower NASS To Summon President, Governors Goes Through Second Reading

By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A Bill seeking to empower the National Assembly to summon the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governors of States has gone through second reading at the lower chamber of the legislature, the House of Representatives.

The bill, which seeks to amend the constitution to compel the President and governors to respond to issues of security or any other matter before parliament, was sponsored by Representative Sergius Ogun.

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Although the bill was not debated during plenary on Tuesday, it was referred to the constitution review committee.  It comes in the wake of the controversy that trailed the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to honour the invitation of the House in December, last year to explain the worsening security situation in the country having earlier agreed to honour the invitation.

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