Tuesday, 01 August 2017 17:21

Why Senate rejected devolution of powers to states – Saraki

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The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has blamed sentiments from parts of the country for the rejection of devolution of powers clause in ongoing 1999 Constitution’s review by lawmakers. Mr. Saraki made this known when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.

He said that if the voting on the amendments had come months before agitations for restructuring and inciting remarks from some Nigerians, it would have scaled through. According to Mr. Saraki, the fact that it did not pull through means that there are some Nigerians that are not sure of what it is, and a lot of people equated devolution of power with restructuring.

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