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The National Assembly has passed a bill that will make it compulsory for the President and governors to nominate ministers and commissioners within 30 days.

According to the bill, there will be a reserved quota for women that will be nominated in the cabinet of the President and the governors.

“A Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to require the President and Governors to submit the names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners within thirty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly, provide reserved quota for women; and for related matters.”

The National Assembly also approved a Bill that stipulates the duration for which the budget should be passed on to the legislature.

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“A Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the FRN, 1999 to specify the period within which President or Governor of a State shall present the Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly or House of Assembly.”

In a bid to domesticate policing, NASS approved the state security council.

“A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to establish State Security Council; and for related matters.”

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