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Buhari can’t delegate restructuring power, says Agbakoba (Nation)

Buhari can’t delegate restructuring power, says Agbakoba  (Nation)

President Muhammadu Buhari cannot delegate the responsibility of leading the process of restructuring Nigeria, a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) yesterday.

At a briefing in Lagos, Agbakoba said contrary to the President’s position that the National Assembly should lead the process, the Constitution empowers him to do so.

He said: “The president has delegated the responsibility to restructure Nigeria to the National Assembly and National Council of State.

“But, this responsibility cannot be delegated. Section 5 of the Constitution vests the President with executive powers of the federation and this includes the power to restructure Nigeria.” Read more

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