As part of the ongoing review of the 33 items for the amendment of the 1999 constitution, the senate has voted in support of a single term for President and Governors, as against the two term tenures that currently exist.
The senate also voted in support of separating the office of the Attorney General from that of the Minister of Justice.
What the country has currently is a single ministerial post for Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
The senate also voted in support of making the office of the Accountant-General of thr Federation separate from that of the Accountant General of the Federal Government.
95 senators are taking part in the plenary.
See other decisions taken below:
- Abrogation of state-Local Government joint accounts and extablishing existence of democratically constituted LGAs.
- Rejected devolution of power to states.
- Voted to expand Council of states to include former NASS presiding officers
- Ministerial nominees sent for confirmation must include their portfolios and are sent within 30 days of inauguration of the president and of governors for states.
- Senate voted to empower INEC to deregister political parties over failure to secure an elective seat.
- Rejection of 35 per cent affirmative action for women as ministers as well as 20 per cent for women as commissioners in states
- Approved change the name of the Nigeria Police Force to Nigerian Police
- Voted in support of time limit for pre-election matters to be resolved in court