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Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 11:13pm On Mar 18
ABUJA – Barring any unforeseen de­velopment in the proposed amendment of the 1999 con­stitution by the National Assembly, the Police Force as well as generation and transmission of electricity will leave the exclusive leg­islative list and be part of the concurrent list.

This follows the passage through second reading an amendment bill seeking to liberalise internal securi­ty and power generation, among other things, by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.


The bill is being spon­sored by the Chief Whip of the House, Rep. Tahir Mo­nguno, from Borno State and is titled, “A Bill for An Act to Alter Part 1 of the Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Devolve to State Some Items on the Exclusive List, and for Related Matters”.

Leading debate on its general principles during plenary, Monguno said some items such as the police, power generation, public holidays, and mining activ­ities needed to be moved to the Concurrent List to be legislated upon by both the federal and state govern­ments.

Citing the police as an example, Monguno said de­volving power would guar­antee effective policing of the nooks and crannies of the society.


He said: “Hon. Speaker, Hon. Members, we all know that section 4 of the 1999 constitution empowers the National Assembly to make laws with respect to matters to the exclusion of any other tier of government included in the Exclusive Legislative List. “The 1999 Constitution came into force on May 29, 1999 and since then, series of challenges have been noticed with regards to the exercises of powers vested in the National Assembly, which is seen as concen­trating powers in the centre. The concentration has led to agitation for devolution of powers to the states in order to achieve true federalism.

“This bill seeks to de­volve some items on the Ex­clusive Legislative List to the state. The implication, therefore, is that the items will be transferred from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List. In other words, both the National and the state Assemblies can legislate on them.”

Also contributing to the debate, Rotimi Agunsonye and Nkem Abonta from Lagos and Abia states, re­spectively, spoke in favour of the Bill.

In the absence of any dissenting view, the bill was put to vote and got the support of majority of the members in plenary.

Source: https://www.independent.ng/constitution-amendment-reps-want-police-power-generation-to-leave-exclusive-list/

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 11:14pm On Mar 18
I hope this scales through quickly. Most the items of the exclusive list are unnecessary. The federal government should be pragmatic and reduce their burden. Police and prisons should both be put in concurrent list together. Let the states pay to house the inmates.

Exclusive Legislative List:

39. Mines and minerals, including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas

Moving mining from the exclusive list would include oil and gas. They're both covered by the same section of constitution. Besides the constitutional amendment would never pass without including it.

Make sure you contact your representative to support this bill.

https://www.nassnig.org/mps/members
https://www.nassnig.org/mps/senators

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by SLAP44: 11:21pm On Mar 18
Ekweremadu has been singing state police since over 10 years.

He is winning now.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by nnanyereugo(m): 11:27pm On Mar 18
Nice one. The only good news from the rubber stamp senate

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 11:49pm On Mar 18
They should futher reduce federal power by eliminating the land use act and exclusive ownership of all minerals. Individuals should own their own the land and minerals associated with it. If state needs land they acquire it via the eminent domain.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Faponmile(m): 11:49pm On Mar 18
Maybe there's still hope; but the present regime has squandered their goodwill and I know very few people still believe them or believe in them.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Simplyleo: 11:55pm On Mar 18
I hate making comments on what I don't understand angry

Pls which one be Exclusive Legislative List again?

Also, which one be Concurrent List?

And what is the impact of swapping the list to which the aforementioned agencies belong

Just a sincerely innocent question.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 12:00am On Mar 19
Simplyleo:
I hate making comments on what I don't understand angry

Pls which one be Exclusive Legislative List again?

Also, which one be Concurrent List?

And what is the impact of swapping the list to which the aforementioned agencies belong

Just a sincerely innocent question.

Does this help?

section 4 of the 1999 constitution empowers the National Assembly to make laws with respect to matters to the exclusion of any other tier of government included in the Exclusive Legislative List.
“This bill seeks to de­volve some items on the Ex­clusive Legislative List to the state. The implication, therefore, is that the items will be transferred from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List. In other words, both the National and the state Assemblies can legislate on them.”

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Simplyleo: 12:07am On Mar 19
Blue3k:


Does this help?


It helps somehow.

But don't be offended, I learn better with very simple language. I'm still seeing the expressions I don't understand in the explanation.

However, the last statement of the second portion almost rang a bell, but I don't want to assume.

That is; the Legislative arm of the govt can legislate on one of the lists. Which of them?

And what exactly does that mean in layman's language? As in the meaning of "legislating on them".

Thanks in anticipation of the explanation.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 12:16am On Mar 19
Simplyleo:

It helps somehow.

But don't be offended, I learn better with very simple language. I'm still seeing the expressions I don't understand in the explanation.

However, the last statement of the second portion almost rang a bell, but I don't want to assume.

That is; the Legislative arm of the govt can legislate on one of the lists. Which of them?

And what exactly does that mean in layman's language? As in the meaning of "legislating on them".

Thanks in anticipation of the explanation.

The exclusive list are items only the Federal legislature can make laws on. The concurrent list are items both state and federal legislature can make laws on. Moving an item exclusive to concurrent gives more power to the states. If this bill were to pass state assemblies could pass their own holiday's without federal input.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Simplyleo: 12:32am On Mar 19
Blue3k:


The exclusive list are items only the Federal legislature can make laws on. The concurrent list are items both state and federal legislature can make laws on. Moving an item exclusive to concurrent gives more power to the states. If this bill were to pass state assemblies could pass their own holiday's without federal input.
Thanks.

And God bless.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by freeze001(f): 12:40am On Mar 19
Ah! You have divided almighty one Nigeria be dat o! What else is left? grin cheesy cheesy
Blue3k:
They should futher reduce federal power by eliminating the land use act and exclusive ownership of all minerals. Individuals should own their own the land and minerals associated with it. If state needs land they acquire it via the eminent domain.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 12:49am On Mar 19
freeze001:
Ah! You have divided almighty one Nigeria be dat o! What else is left? grin cheesy cheesy

Lol what do you mean? The state will still eat at the end of the day. This just gives the tax cows more space be productive. Tax law doesn't require constitutional amendments afterall.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by freeze001(f): 12:53am On Mar 19
Blue3k:


Lol what do you mean? The state will still eat at the end of the day. This just gives the tax cows more space be productive. Tax law doesn't require constitutional adments afterall.

Oh! You do not realise that the stupid centrality of the Nigerian federal system is hinged mostly on the natural resources? Once you touch FG central ownership of natural resources especially oil and gas, you will wake up the angry, demonic leeches feeding fat off what should be regionally or state owned resources.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 1:37am On Mar 19
freeze001:


Oh! You do not realise that the stupid centrality of the Nigerian federal system is hinged mostly on the natural resources? Once you touch FG central ownership of natural resources especially oil and gas, you will wake up the angry, demonic leeches feeding fat off what should be regionally or state owned resources.

It wouldn't make difference in reality? The FG will still eat your taxes and have regulatory power. Btw it shouldn't be regionally or state owned. It should be owned by the entity that purchased said mineral rights or whoever already owns said land. What are your thoughts on the land ownership vs occupancy?

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by iLoveOmenka: 2:44am On Mar 19
Simplyleo:

Thanks.

And God bless.
Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by iLoveOmenka: 2:53am On Mar 19
Simplyleo:
I hate making comments on what I don't understand angry

Pls which one be Exclusive Legislative List again?

Also, which one be Concurrent List?

And what is the impact of swapping the list to which the aforementioned agencies belong

Just a sincerely innocent question.
Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by iLoveOmenka: 3:00am On Mar 19
Simplyleo:

It helps somehow.

But don't be offended, I learn better with very simple language. I'm still seeing the expressions I don't understand in the explanation.

However, the last statement of the second portion almost rang a bell, but I don't want to assume.

That is; the Legislative arm of the govt can legislate on one of the lists. Which of them?

And what exactly does that mean in layman's language? As in the meaning of "legislating on them".

Thanks in anticipation of the explanation.
Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by MetaPhysical: 3:38am On Mar 19
Power and Energy is part of security profile.

Power generation should be first priority item to move out of exclusive list.

Development is not possible without sustainable power generation.

Any region that is interested in development must support the devolution of power from FG, and attend to its infrastructural build as its own top priority and project. Anything and everything must be put into the effort to make it a reality.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by anonimi: 6:18am On Mar 19
freeze001:
Oh! You do not realise that the stupid centrality of the Nigerian federal system is hinged mostly on the natural resources? Once you touch FG central ownership of natural resources especially oil and gas, you will wake up the angry, demonic leeches feeding fat off what should be regionally or state owned resources.






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Look at all the appointments the president has made so far, over 90% from the north. They are telling us they are based on merit. My question is how comes, when it comes to appointment, they are hiding under merit to appoint only their own, but when it comes to exams and admission into Federal institutions, they bring in Federal character. I'm an advocate of merit, hardwork, transparency, objectivity and emperical selection process. That way you encourage everybody to work hard for whatever he/she wants. After all, the Bible says, "he who does not work, let him not eat". It's against natural and spiritual justice and principle to take from those who work and give to those who don't work.

That in itself is the root of corruption Nigeria. I support the President's fight against corruption. I advocate the enthronement of merit and objectivity in our national life. So, Mr. President, if you are serious about your anti-corruption mantra, If you are serious about this your new "merit" policy, let's go back to the basis. Start by eliminating all forms of quota system and federal character in the admission process into Unity schools, Federal universities and recruitment/employment into all federal civil service, agencies, parastatals and let's see who will be qualified. That's my humble submission.



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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by anonimi: 6:20am On Mar 19
Blue3k:
I hope this scales through quickly. Most the items of the exclusive list are unnecessary. The federal government should be pragmatic and reduce their burden. Police and prisons should both be put in concurrent list together. Let the states pay to house the inmates.

Moving mining from the exclusive list would include oil and gas. They're both covered by the same section of constitution. Besides the constitutional amendment would never pass without including it.

Make sure you contact your representative to support this bill.

Ha, there it is in the last line.......................I was thinking that you won't put that line there.................. I for lambast you ehn cheesy grin







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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by anonimi: 6:22am On Mar 19
Blue3k:
It wouldn't make difference in reality? The FG will still eat your taxes and have regulatory power. Btw it shouldn't be regionally or state owned. It should be owned by the entity that purchased said mineral rights or whoever already owns said land. What are your thoughts on the land ownership vs occupancy?

You na sabi man.
You surely know what you are talking about. wink



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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by klbakare(m): 7:38am On Mar 19
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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 1:48pm On Mar 19
In the absence of any dissenting view, the bill was put to vote and got the support of majority of the members in plenary.

The most interesting part of all this is we'll see if presidential assent is necessary for constitutional amendment. It's not since in my opinion because it's passed by veto proof majority. We'll see if Buhari pressures Senate.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Okoroawusa: 1:52pm On Mar 19
Faponmile:
Maybe there's still hope; but the present regime has squandered their goodwill and I know very few people still believe them or believe in them.
That's where you are wrong. Don't view the world from your corner.
If I hate you does that make you a bad person? Stop generalizing

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 2:01pm On Mar 19
anonimi:

Ha, there it is in the last line.......................I was thinking that you won't put that line there.................. I for lambast you ehn cheesy grin

Lol Im always telling people to call the representatives. Unlike the United states you have a great chance to takk directly with them on the phone. In the USA you'll just speak to their aid. Nigerians represented are just terrible at responding to emails unlike us representatives.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by orisa37: 2:02pm On Mar 19
Good.
Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by anonimi: 2:03pm On Mar 19
Blue3k:
The most interesting part of all this is we'll see if presidential assent is necessary for constitutional amendment. It's not since in my opinion because it's passed by veto proof majority. We'll see if Buhari pressures Senate.

Ordinarily, the south and middle belt can pull 2/3rd votes in the two chambers of the NASS to override the president's veto.
However, that won't happen without intense pressure from the streets.
The big question is- can we give our senators and representatives sustained intense pressure to deliver?






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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Blue3k(m): 2:14pm On Mar 19
anonimi:


Ordinarily, the south and middle belt can pull 2/3rd votes in the two chambers of the NASS to override the president's veto.
However, that won't happen without intense pressure from the streets.
The big question is- can we give our senators and representatives sustained intense pressure to deliver?

Lol South and North central dont add up to 2/3. We'd only have to get one vote from NW or NE to get amendment passed. It's better to go talk then them in person lobbying them. That's essentially what not to young to run did. If that doesn't work protrest away and hope media covers it.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by orisa37: 2:19pm On Mar 19
Elections and Electioneering should go to States so they can elect their own very well known Indigenes and good National Candidates to represent them.
All Resources, sourcing and application, should go to the States too so they can uniformly contribute say ten percentage of each State Resources to run the FG for the balance of the Responsibilities left for it.

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by 24kmagic(m): 2:24pm On Mar 19
Long overdue

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Re: Reps Want Police, Mining, Power Generation To Leave Exclusive List by Inkling(m): 2:27pm On Mar 19
Good

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