House Of Reps Adopts 2014 Confab Report

House of RepsThe Ad hoc Committee on the review of the Constitution in the House of Representatives has adopted the report of the 2014 National Conference organized by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

The confab report, among others, recommended 54 states, modified presidential system of government, state police as well as a revenue sharing formula whereby Federal Government gets 42.5 percent, states receive 35 percent and local governments earn 22.5 per cent.

The All Progressives Congress-led federal government, however, vowed not to implement the confab report with President Muhammadu Buhari last month, saying he has not bothered to take a look at it directing that it should be sent to the national archives.

However, Deputy Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Committee, Yusuf Lasun, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Wole Oladimeji on Thursday, said that the report would form part of the working documents of the Committee.

The statement reads: “The decision to adopt the report of the National Conference was taken at a working session/retreat of the committee recently held at Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja

“The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the committee who doubled as the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yusuf.

“Copies of the report have been circulated to members of the committee‎ to go through and come up with recommendations to the committee while the consultants to the committee have been given the report to advise the committee on how to go about it.

“Some of the salient proposals in the report would be turned into draft bills‎ which would be presented to the house for adoption and passage.

“The committee would commence work on the review immediately the House resumes from its Sallah break”.

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