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Bill Mandating President-elect To Choose Ministerial Nominees In 60days Of Inauguration Signed Into Law

By Adedayo Said 

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed some constitution 16 alteration bills into law.

The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase disclosed this on Friday in a statement.

One of the bills makes it mandatory for presidents and Governors to submit the names of persons nominated as Ministers or Commissioners within sixty days of taking the oath of office for confirmation by the Senate or State House of Assembly.

It would be recalled that President Buhari was heavily criticized for taking six months to appoint ministers in 2015.

Other bills signed by President Buhari delete railway, electricity generation and prison services from the exclusive legislative list.

This means states are allowed to generate and distribute electricity, also operate railways without seeking permission from the federal government.

Another bill also granted financial independence to states’ Houses of Assembly and judiciary.

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