Gender Equity, Immunity Removal, Fiscal Federalism and LG Autonomy Tops Senate Committee Review and Amendment. - Sen Agege

He assured that there are 16 key areas of focus which includes: Gender Equity: increased participation of Women and Vulnerable groups in governance. The Federal Structure in governance and Power Devolution.
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Senator Ovie Omo Agege, Deputy Senate President, Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review and Amendment

Speaking to Journalist in an interactive session in Abuja Senator Ovie Omo Agege, who is the Deputy Senate President and doubles as the Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review and Amendment has listed the key areas that the committee will focus on during the Constitution Review in line with the current nationwide agitations to review the 22 year old 1999 Constitution.

He assured that there are 16 key areas of focus which includes:

Gender Equity: increased participation of Women and Vulnerable groups in governance. The Federal Structure in governance and Power Devolution.

Local Government Administration/ Local Government Autonomy.

Public Revenue, Fiscal Federalism and Revenue Allocation.

Constitutional Provision for the Establishment of State Police.

Judicial Reform.

Adjudication of election and pre-election matters and other justice delivery concerns.

Electoral Reforms that will make INEC deliver transparent, credible, free and fair elections, political parties, independent candidature and election management.

Socio-Economic rights as contained in Chapter II of the constitution.


Residency and indigeneship

Immunity.

Removal of immunity in prima facie criminal cases.

Time-line for Assent of Bills and Passage of Appropriation Bill States and local government creation

 Strengthening the independence of institutions like the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation and Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

F.C.T. Administration

The Legislature and Legislative Bureaucracy

 Constitutional Role for Traditional Rulers

Sen. Omo Agege, however, stated that his committee has not foreclosed the expansion of possible areas of alteration of the 1999 constitution.

Recall That The Gazette Have Published:

Senate Zoned Public Hearing on Constitution Amendment, Approved Town hall Meeting Centers.


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