Constitution Ammended: Presidents & Governors Must Hand Over Before Vacations

Senate amends section 145

The Senate, on Wednesday, voted to alter the provisions of section 145 and 190 of the 1999 constitution.

The amendments make it compulsory for a president or a governor to transmit a letter to the leadership of the National Assembly or House of Assembly respectively to enable the vice president or deputy governor act “whenever the president is proceeding on vacation or is unable to discharge the function of his office.”
Janathan, Mark, Yar'dua
The bill also empowers the National Assembly or state legislators to pass a resolution, empowering the vice president or deputy governor to act on behalf of the president or governor if there is a failure to transmit such letter within 14 days of his departure.

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