CONSTITUTION REVIEW: Kano Advocates 35% Positions For Women & Vulnerable People

3 June 2021 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen

The Kano State Government has advocated 35 percent of all appointments to be reserved for women and vulnerable groups to promote gender and equa participation in governance.

The Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji made the plea among other 17 recommendations he submitted to the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

Usman Alhaji also maintained that Kano State wirh the highest population in the country should be accorded preference in anything that relates to human Development.

Among other requests submitted were the change of name for kunchi Local Government, and Gari Local Government Area.

The secretary of state Government emphasized that fiscal public and revenue Allocation should be Allocated to Local Governments since they are more closer to the people.

“We are also recommending that the thirteen percent deregulation formular should be reviewed downwards to eight percent so as to allow more states to drive more from the pool”

He further enumerated other recommendations made by the state to include judiciary Reforms, Election matters as well as justice delivery concerns .

Alhaji Usman Alhaji stated that Kano being a Muslim dominated state required a Sharia Court of Appeal aimed at allowing Muslims to practice and observe the principles of their religion as contemplated under section 38 of the Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

In a remark the majority leader of the house of representatives and chairman kano central of the house of representatives public hearing for constitution amendment Alhaji Alhassan Ado Doguwa explained that the efforts to review the Nigerian Constitution has became an integral feature of the activities of the National Assembly since 1999,as a way of sharing with members of the public primary legislative functions.

Other states that submitted their recommendations includes kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa states.

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