August 20, 2018

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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