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Bill To Carve Out ‘Tiga State’ From Kano Undergoes First Reading At Senate

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Bill To Carve Out ‘Tiga State’ From Kano Undergoes First Reading At Senate

In conjunction with the bill’s introduction, Senator Bamidele Michael Opeyemi (Ekiti Central), Senate Leader, highlighted ongoing efforts to amend the Standing Orders of the Senate.

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enator Kawu Suleiman Abdurrahman, representing Kano South has introduced the “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Creation of Tiga State Bill, 2024 (SB.523)” in the Nigerian Senate.

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The bill, aimed at establishing Tiga State from Kano, underwent its First Reading on July 10, 2024.

In conjunction with the bill’s introduction, Senator Bamidele Michael Opeyemi (Ekiti Central), Senate Leader, highlighted ongoing efforts to amend the Standing Orders of the Senate.

“The amendments are essential to ensuring our legislative processes remain adaptable and effective,” Senator Opeyemi explained. “We aim to reflect current realities and optimise the Senate’s operational framework.”

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The Senate acknowledged the necessity of updating the Standing Orders, previously revised in 2023, to accommodate new legislative priorities and streamline committee functions. Amendments include enhancing Order 8(2) to align with contemporary governance needs.

 

The bill will undergo further readings and scrutiny by Senate committees to evaluate its feasibility and impact.

 

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