BREAKING: Reps Move to Create 2 Offices of Vice Presidents from South and North, Details Surface

BREAKING: Reps Move to Create 2 Offices of Vice Presidents from South and North, Details Surface

  • The House of Representatives has proposed a bill aimed at implementing a single six-year tenure for both presidents and governors
  • These legislative proposals, jointly sponsored by 35 House members, have passed the initial reading on the House floor
  • Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, spokesperson for the group of lawmakers emphasized that if enacted, the bills would optimize government expenditure

FCT, Abuja-The House of Representatives has introduced a proposal to institute a single six-year tenure for both presidents and governors, alongside a plan to establish the positions of two vice presidents representing the Southern and Northern regions of Nigeria.

These legislative initiatives, comprising six bills, have successfully undergone the initial reading on the House floor and are jointly sponsored by 35 House members.

Reps considers two offices for vice president
Reps consider two offices for vice president Photo credit: House of Representatives
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Addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who serves as the spokesperson for the group of 35 lawmakers advocating for reforms, highlighted that the proposed bills.

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Ugochinyere noted that if enacted, would streamline government expenditure, enhance governance efficiency, and promote national stability through the implementation of a single six-year term for Presidents and Governors, as reported by Vanguard.

Ugochinyere emphasized the lawmakers' dedication to utilizing legislative mechanisms to drive Nigeria's reform agenda, particularly in the realms of constitutional and electoral reforms.

Ugochinyere noted that discussions around these reforms have been ongoing since Nigeria gained independence from Britain in 1960, and over the past five decades, they have been pivotal in addressing social unrest and bridging religious and ethnic divides, as reported by Leadership.

He said:

“These Bills will touch on every aspect of development in all sectors of our Economy and well-being as a nation. These bills which are 50 in number have gone through the first reading but today we are starting with the public unveiling of about 6 of them while the remaining will come in the weeks ahead.

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"It ranges from governance, economic, security, and justice sector reforms to social bills that will target unifying our nation and ensuring long-lasting peace and national cohesion.
"The reformers are cognizant of the fact that Nigeria in times past has deliberated on and accepted some of the proposals in the Bills we are presented in several reform processes, including the Justice Uwais electoral reforms, the Senator Ken Nnamani electoral reform committee, the Udoji civil service reform reports, the Confab reports, Obasanjo, Jonathan, IBB, Abacha reform efforts and several others."

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In another report, members of the House of Representatives have called on the federal government to shift its labour negotiations from fixing the country's minimum wage to establishing a realistic living wage.

The rep members noted that if the living wage to reflect current market realities, is fixed, rather than the minimum wage, the country would most likely recover from its current state.


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