Olisa Agbakoba recommends to National Conference Bill on Devolution of Powers in Nigeria

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN today recommended to the National Conference his Bill on Devolution of Powers titled, Constitution (4th Amendment, Devolution of Powers) Act 2011. Some of the devolved powers from the Federal to the States in the Bill include:

o    Arbitration
o    Trade commerce except external
o    Drivers license!!!
o    Bankruptcy
o    Insurance
o    Prisons
o    Evidence
o    Labour relations
o    Water resources
o    Pensions
o    Taxes except companies
o    Municipal Police
o    Judicial powers and court systems (except Supreme Court)
o    Electric power
o    Natural and mineral resources excluding petroleum and gas
o    Education – especially primary and secondary
o    Income security
o    Healthcare
o    Environment
o    Agriculture
o    Municipal affairs – local government, etc
o    Criminal law – except Federal
o    Inland waterways and Ports
o    Zonal Institutions
o    Economic development; e.g.
o    Niger Delta Development Commission
o    New Regional Appeals Court; e.g. South-West Appeals Court etc

Click here to view the Constitution (4th Amendment, Devolution of Powers) Bill 2011.

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