Motion on the Constitutional Amendment Feb 2015

MOTION

Passage of Constitution (Fourth Alteration) Bill, 2014

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu - Enugu East
Co-sponsors
Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba - Cross River Central
Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwarzo - Kano North
Sen. Uche Chukwumerije - Abia North
Sen. Abdul Ahmed Ningi - Bauchi North
Sen. Solomon Ganiyu - Lagos West
Sen. George Akume - Benue North East
Sen. Abu Ibrahim - Kaduna South
Sen. Ahmed Rufa’i Sani - Zamfara West
Sen. Ayoola H. Agboola - Oyo North
Sen. Umaru Dahiru - Sokoto South
Sen. James E. Manager - Delta South
Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri - Bayelsa West
Sen. Odion Ugbesia - Edo Central
Sen. Chris Anyanwu - Imo East
Sen. Ahmed Makarfi - Kaduna North
Sen. Smart Adeyemi - Kogi West
Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu - Abia Central
Sen. Zaynab Kure - Niger South
Sen. Ayogu Eze - Enugu North
Sen. Suleiman Adokwe - Nasarawa South
Sen. Ita Enang - Akwa-Ibom North West
Sen. Phillip Tanimu Aduda- FCT
Sen. Chris Ngige - Anambra Central
Sen. Barnabas Gemade - Benue North-East
Sen. Ahmed Zannah - Borno Central
Sen. Christopher Nwankwo- Ebonyi North
Sen. Bello Moh’d Tukur - Adamawa Central
Sen. Anthony Adeniyi - Ekiti South
Sen. Joshua Lidani - Gombe South
Sen. Abdulaziz Usman - Jigawa North-East
Sen. Abubakar A. Bagudu kebbi North
Sen. Mohammed S. Lafiagi Kwara West
Sen. Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka Ogun East
Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere - Ondo South
Sen. Sola Adeyeye - Osun Central
Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin - Oyo South
Sen. Joshua Dariye - Plateau Central
Sen. Magnus Abe - Rivers South-East
Sen. Abubakar Tutare Umar Taraba Central
Sen. Alkali Jajere - Yobe South
Sen. Esuene Helen - Akwa-Ibom South
Sen. Nenadi Usman - Kaduna South
Sen. Oluremi Tinubu - Lagos Central
Sen. Aisha Alhassan - Taraba North
Sen. Mohammed Sani Saleh Kaduna Central
Sen. Margery C. Chuba Okadigbo - Anambra North
Sen. Hope Uzodimma - Imo East

THE SENATE,

AWARE that Section 9(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended provides that an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution can be passed only when it is supported by 2/3 majority of members of the Senate, and the House of Representatives, and approved by 2/3 majority of State Houses of Assembly;

Recall that the Constitution (Fourth Alteration) Bill, 2014 was passed in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 15th October, 2014; and the National Assembly transmitted same on Tuesday 28th October, 2014 to the State Houses of Assembly to fulfill the requirement of Section 9(2) of the 1999 Constitution;

Acknowledge that the thirty-six State Houses of Assembly – Abia, Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara, have forwarded their resolution on the provisions of the Bill.

Observe that from the 71 Sections and Schedules of the 1999 Constitution altered by the National Assembly in the Bill, the following have been approved by the state houses of Assembly in accordance with the provisions of Section 9(2) of the Constitution as required for their passage– Sections: 4, 8, 9, Chapter III, Section 25, 26, 34, 35, 39, 42, New Sections 45A-45D, New Section 50A, Section 58, 59, 65, 66, 67, 68, 81, 82, 84, New Section 84A-84F, Section 89, New Section 92A, Section 100, 106, 107, 109, 121, 122, 124(b), 129, 131, 134, 150, 153, 155, 174, New Section 174A-174L, Section 177, 179, 195, New Section 211A-211H, Section 214, 215, 216, New Section 225A, Section 228, 233, 241, 251, 285, 306, 315, 318, Part I of the First Schedule, Part II of the First Schedule, Part I of the Second Schedule, Part II of the Second Schedule, Part I of the Third Schedule, Part III of the Third Schedule, Fifth Schedule Part I, Seventh Schedule paragraphs 3, 4 & 5;

Resolved that the provisions of the Bill that have satisfied the requirement of Section 9(2) of the Constitution be processed in line with the Acts Authentication Act and transmitted to the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for his assent, to enable institutions of government prepare for immediate implementation of policies and programmes pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution as amended.