Devolution of power bill may still scale through – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the bill on the devolution of power may still be approved when revisited by the National Assembly.

He said this on Saturday while addressing journalists in Ilorin when the ‘I Support Not Too Young To Run’ group visited him over the recent passage of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill.

The Senate had failed to pass the bill during the constitution review.

“The fact that the devolution bill lost that day does not mean it will not scale through after the recess,” he said.

“As you know that in the senate we have three senators representing each state of the federation and the federal captial territory (FCT). Whatever we do there, we must engage and have a feedback from our constituencies.

“I believe that if this constitutional amendment had come about eight months ago, the devolution bill would have been passed easily. But I think we must be honest with ourselves that presently, there is a lot of mistrust in the country.

“The air is very polluted. Let us be very frank and that blame must be all round. What happened was that a lot of people misread or misunderstood or were suspicious of what the devolution bill was all about.”

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  1. Francis Adonri

    It should scale through. It will address a lot of problems bedevilling the country. The beneficiaries of the lopsided status quo, are the ones working against true federalism. NIGERIAN should stage an ” occupy the national assembly ” to get the desired amendments.

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