Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday, disclosed that only eleven (11) out of the thirty-six (36) State Houses of Assembly have passed the 44 constitution bills passed and transmitted to them by the National Assembly Constitution Review Committee.
Omo-Agege said the 25 other State Houses of Assembly have refused to act on the bills six months after they were transmitted to them.
The deputy senate president, who is also the Chairman of the National Assembly Constitution Review Committee, disclosed this at a press conference on the status of the 44 constitution amendment bills, at the National Assembly.
Why 25 States Refused To Vote On Constitution Amendment Bills
The federal lawmaker said a letter was received from the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly that the remaining states will not act on the bills unless the National Assembly passes four new bills they proposed.
The bills are the establishment of state police, state judicial council, streamline procedure for removing presiding officers of state houses of assembly, and a bill to institutionalise legislative bureaucracy in the constitution.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that some Nigerian women stormed the national asembly to protest against ‘gender bias’ in constitution amendment.