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Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Weirdberg1: 6:35am On Oct 18
The Federal Government may lose some of its powers to states of the federation , including its exclusive control of the power sector , railway , among others , with the ongoing review of the Constitution by the National Assembly .
The House of Representatives is considering devolution of power from the central government to the states through some bills seeking to move items from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List .

Three bills sponsored by Mr Babajimi Benson at the House on Wednesday passed the first reading.

The first bill particularly seeks to amend Second Schedule in Part 11 of the Constitution especially Items 13 and 14 to allow public and private entities be involved in “ generation , transmission and distribution of electricity within the state or from the state to any other state with the consent of the state governments concerned .”

The explanatory memorandum on the proposal reads , “ This bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Act ( No 24 ) 1999 ( as amended ) , to provide that state governments shall have Concurrent Legislative Authority , similar to that of the Federal Government , with respect to power and electricity within their states or from one state to another subject to the consent of the state governments concerned .”

Another bill also seeks to alter the Second Schedule of the Constitution “ to provide that the Federal Government and the state governments shall have Concurrent Legislative Authority with respect to railway and matters related thereto .”
The third bill seeks to alter section 315 ( 5 ) ( d ) of the Constitution “ to remove the Land Use Act from the Acts listed in the section in order to make the amendment of the Act flexible and similar to other Acts of the National Assembly .”
Speaking with our correspondent on Friday , Benson , who is Chairman of the House Committee on Defence , linked the ongoing nationwide protests against the Special Anti - Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force to the fault in the governance structure of the country .
When asked if he was indeed pushing for devolution of powers , Benson said , “ Yes, this is trying to make the states more viable . The # EndSARS protests have shown that we need to think out of the box and create opportunities for our teeming youths.

“ Devolution of powers , unbundling the Exclusive List is the way I feel we can make impact within states. We will reengineer states to be more productive and be able to do things that will add more wealth to our Gross Domestic Products .
“ If we devolve powers and we can have a state create its own power , it is going to have a catalytic effect on the socio -economic value in that state . Same for railway ; if the states can interconnect rail lines , with the concurrence of the Federal Government , it will only make us advanced .

When reminded that the attempt by the 8 th National Assembly to tinker with the Land Use Act failed, the lawmaker it would pass this time .
“ I think so ( that it will pass ) , with better education and lobbying. In the developed countries , every piece of land has a title , even a small stall. So, you can take the asset or title to the bank to borrow money and use it to develop whatever enterprise you have . In Nigeria , maybe 30 per cent of our properties have titles. This has to do with the central bureaucracy that we have .”
The House had on Thursday inaugurated its Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution .

The Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the House Committee on Constitution Review , Ahmed Wase , who disclosed that the panel had received over 15 bills, said they border on restructuring of governance structure, decentralisation of the current policing system , autonomy for local governments and the judiciary, among others .
source: https://punchng.com/restructuring-reps-may-allow-states-control-railway-power-others/

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Chiedu4Trump: 6:39am On Oct 18
These people are beating about the bush

North feels they own Nija, dem eye go soon clear

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Shed4peace: 6:39am On Oct 18
2020 Proverb: I got a new book titled "A New Nigeria" and

Chapter one is labeled "#EndSars"

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by UtopiaDream: 6:39am On Oct 18
Ok
Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by donestk(m): 6:39am On Oct 18
Change is coming

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by orimidara1: 6:39am On Oct 18
That'll be a very good idea

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by ahms12(m): 6:39am On Oct 18

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:39am On Oct 18
Una NEVER dey serious!!!

States controls ALL their resources or nothing!!!

Let States use what they have to develop their states so that the people can actually hold them responsible!!!

No more monkey dey work, baboon dey chop undecided

Your children are not better than the Nigerian youths!!!

Nigerian youths deserves the best!!!

Modified:
alfredfrddy:

No, monkey dey work, baboon dey do party
grin cheesy cheesy grin grin
alphaRego01:


Why i no go graduate with first class if i study for uk ?
I wonder oooooo

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by stevebond007(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
Better.
Restructuring will come either you like it or not.
it's better to restructure the easy way.

Nigerian Youths, No retreat, No surrender.
Day 11.
Everything must change.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Skynet45(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
grin grin grin grin
Na wetin we want be that and don't forget the Police. Each state should have it's own police and control it's own resources. Infact let's copy US system the federal government should only control customs and immigration and the military. That's all, those are the things the federal government should have power over.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by datola: 6:40am On Oct 18
I don't think we need to rely on Buhari to champion the restructuring . Assembly members should do the needful.

Decentralisation of police should be part of this initiative.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Duplik8t77(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
We can't have peace until this fools give us a piece of good governance. Una never see anything. We will keep protesting till the zoo either changes for good, or falls.

We have had enough of this old, bigbellied, cleptomaniacs with nothing to offer other than corruption, repression and pain.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by MVLOX(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
story story

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by ogunsbanjul(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
Gradually, we're getting there.
God bless Nigeria

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Xixtie(f): 6:40am On Oct 18
donestk:
Change is coming
There is nothing special here.
Just a few manipulated bills and plenty words that do not even make any sense.
This isn't the restructuring we are yearning for.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Carthman(m): 6:40am On Oct 18
To believe is action undecided

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by nengibo: 6:41am On Oct 18
Full autonomy and control of resources

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Okortor: 6:41am On Oct 18
I shall protest today, not going to church. How can tin tomato b #150, rice derica#500, garri #900 a paint, fuel #165, palm oil from #1500-#2500, g oil from #1800-#3200. Didn't know all dese while, prolly cos my wife do stock d house n am dis work work person. Had to take a walk around yesterday so I got to know all dese.
#BuhariMustResign
#IgpMustResign
#BurataiMustResign
#RestructureNigeria
#EndSars
#EndPoliceBrutality
#EndBadGovernance
#EndInflation
#ReduceFuelPrice.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by MAGNETIC(m): 6:41am On Oct 18
That's a God idea. There's too much power with the federal government.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Ayoswit(f): 6:41am On Oct 18
May? Mtcheew undecided
Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by GIANTPLUSHUB: 6:42am On Oct 18
Nice one. I love the Electricity control in particular. That way, if any private sector wants to come and start their own electricity company, they can easily meet the governor for discussion and approval. Before you know it, there will be massive competition in the power sector. A good way to go!

GIANTPLUSHUB ENT.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by Okunammiri(m): 6:42am On Oct 18
The change is coming..
Nigeria will be great again..

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by selemempe: 6:42am On Oct 18
donestk:
Change is coming
they should unbundle the police too. Create state police

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by elganzar(m): 6:42am On Oct 18
Gradually endorsing CONFAB

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by QueeenKKfire: 6:43am On Oct 18
#ArrestJamesNwaforNow
#EndSars

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by seunlayi(m): 6:43am On Oct 18
This is too late, we want the National Assembly to be restructured

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by ursullalinda(f): 6:43am On Oct 18
You know what baffles me is that the change our father's couldn't make the so called lazy Nigerian youths have been able to make!.......I'm super proud of my country......I love the youths of my country.......I love this generation

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by BUSHHUNTER: 6:43am On Oct 18
Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by agboifeanyi242(m): 6:44am On Oct 18
Best moment to be a Nigerian.

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Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by xreal: 6:44am On Oct 18
EndSARS
Re: Restructuring: Reps May Allow States Control Railway, Power, Others by nairaman66(m): 6:44am On Oct 18
Sense is beginning to fall in to these monsters and power mongers!

The protest is finally resetting their brains!!

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