Most bills on constitution amendment are totally irrelevant to our needs at the moment - Sagay - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

"Feeding the world with authentic news from the source....."


GOOGLE REVIEW

Review Widget

Most bills on constitution amendment are totally irrelevant to our needs at the moment - Sagay

Share This



Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC) has said that some of the proposed amendment to the 1999 constitution are totally irrelevant to the needs of the country at the moment.
In an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday March 1, Sagay said the lawmakers should have address the question of restructuring and practice of true federalism. 

 

He said; 
“I have gone through most of the items which the national assembly has taken up and unfortunately, it has conformed with what I have felt about their modifications of the constitution.

“They are totally irrelevant to our needs at the moment. What is necessary and what is causing a lot of problems in the country is the question of restructuring — the question of having a true federalism. They have not touched that at all.

“If I may give an example of what I’m talking about, we should be talking of funding formula for the federation. There should be no federation account.

“We should retain the provisions of the 1963 constitution under which regions, now states, retained 50 percent of its resources, sent 20 percent to the federal government, and sent 30 percent to a distributable pool — to be distributed among the states of the federation in accordance with your level of sufficiency in terms of provisions.

“Under the distributable pool, the least able state — the poorest state — gets more from that pool. Every state, even the rich ones, also gets some. Under that formula, 50 for the state, 20 for the federal government, 30 to the distributable pool.

‘I noticed that a lot of attention was spent on issues that are totally irrelevant with regards to the local government. We should not be talking about local government in the constitution.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pages