Bills on Constitution Amendment: How the National Assembly voted

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Below is the details of how the National Assembly voted on 68 amendments to the 1999 Constitution.
A total 68 bills were considered for amendment- 47 were passed while 21 failed.

1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2022 (Local Government Financial Autonomy – Sections 162, 318, Fifth Schedule)
  Approved

2. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 2, 2022 (Local Government Administrative Autonomy – Section 7)
Approved 

3. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 3, 2022 (Change of Names of Afikpo North and Afikpo South Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State – Part I, First Schedule)
Approved

4. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 4, 2022 (Change of Name of “Kunchi” Local Government Area of Kano State – Part I, First Schedule)
Approved

5. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 5, 2022 (Change of Names of Egbado North and Egbado South Local Government Areas of Ogun State – Part I, First Schedule),
Approved

6. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 6, 2022 (Change of Name of Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State – Part I, First Schedule)
Failed

7. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 7, 2022 (Correction of the name “Atigbo” Local Government Area of Oyo State – Part I, First Schedule)
Approved

8. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 8, 2022 (Correction of the Name “Obia/Akpor” Local Government Area of Rivers State – Part I, First Schedule)
Approved

9. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 9, 2022 (Financial Autonomy of State Legislatures and State Judiciary – Section 121 & Part II, Third Schedule)
Approved

10. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 10, 2022 (Enforcement of Legislative Summons – Sections 89 & 129)
Approved

11. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 11, 2022 (Inauguration of Senators and Members-Elect – Sections 54, 96 & 311)
Approved

12. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 12, 2022 (The Institutionalisation of Legislative Bureaucracy in the Constitution – Sections 51, 93, 153, 157, 158, 197, 201, 202, Parts I & II of the Third Schedule)
To be amended: Senate President and Speaker subject to confirmation by NASS

13. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 13, 2022 (Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitution Alteration – Section 9)
Failed

14. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 14, 2022 (Procedure for Overriding Executive Veto in Respect of Ordinary or Money Bills – Sections 59 & 100)
Failed- Approved to be amended

15. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 15, 2022 (Removal of Presiding Officers – Sections 50 & 92)
Failed

16. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 16, 2022 (Pension for Presiding Officers of the Legislature – Sections 84 & 124)
Failed

17. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 17, 2022 (Establishment of the Federal Revenue Court and Revenue Courts of a State –Sections 6, 46, 84, 240, 243, 251, 254, 274, 287, 289, 292, 294, 295, 318, Part I of the Third Schedule & the Seventh Schedule)
Failed

18. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 18, 2022 (Judicial Reforms – Sections 6, 84, 230, 231, 237, 238, 241, 243, 247, 249, 250, 253, 254, 256, 258, 261, 266, 270, 271, 273, 276, 281, 318, Parts I, II, and III of the Third Schedule & Part I, Fifth Schedule)
Failed

19. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 19, 2022 (Timelines for the Determination of Civil and Criminal Causes – Section 287A)
Failed

20. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 20, 2022 (Uniform Retirement Age and Pension Rights for Judicial Officers – Section 291)
Approved

21. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 21, 2022 (Deletion of Reference in the Constitution to the Provisions of the Criminal Code, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act – Section 254)
Approved

22. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 22, 2022 (Provision for Intervening Events in the Computation of Time for the Determination of Pre-election matters, Election Petitions and Appeals Therefrom –Section 285)
Approved

23. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 23, 2022 (Virtual/Remote Court Hearings – Sections 36 & 318)
Failed

24. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 24, 2022 (Expansion of the Interpretation of “Judicial Office” –Section 318)
Approved

25. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 25, 2022 (Appointment of the Secretary of the National Judicial Council – Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

26. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 26, 2022 (Code of Conduct – Part I, Fifth Schedule)
Approved

27. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 27, 2022 (Fair Hearing in the Process of Recommending the Removal of Judicial Officers – Part II, Third Schedule)
Approved

28. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 28, 2022 (Inclusion of Judges of the National Industrial Court in the Composition of Election Tribunals –Sixth Schedule)
Failed

29. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 29, 2022 (Devolution of Powers [Airports] – Part I & II, Second Schedule)
Approved

30. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 30, 2022 (Fingerprints, Identification and Criminal Records – Part I & II, Second Schedule)
Approved

31. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 31, 2022 (Correctional Services – Part I & II, Second Schedule)
Approved

32. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 32, 2022 (Railways – Part I & II, Second Schedule)
Approved

33. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 33, 2022 (National Grid System – Part I & II, Second Schedule)
Approved

34. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 34, 2022 (Inclusion of Value Added Tax on the Exclusive Legislative List – Part I, Second Schedule)
Failed

35. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 35, 2022 (Special Seats for Women – Sections 48, 49, 71, 77 & 117)
Failed

36. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 36, 2022 (Expansion of the Scope of Citizenship by Registration – Section 26)
Failed

37. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 37, 2022 (Affirmative Action for Women in Political Party Administration – Section 223)
Failed

38. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 38, 2022 (Indigeneship Rights – Sections 31 & 318)
Failed

39. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 39, 2022 (Power to Enforce Compliance of Remittance of Accruals into the Federation Account and Review of Revenue Allocation Formula – Section 162 & Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

40. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 40, 2022 (Independence of Certain Bodies – Sections 158 & 202)
Approved

41. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 41, 2022 (Removal of Transitional Law-making Powers of the Executive – Section 315)
Approved

42. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 42, 2022 (Expansion of the Scope of Executive Immunity – Section 308)
Failed

43. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 43, 2022 (Domestication of Treaties – Section 12)
Approved

44. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 44, 2022 (Timeline for the Presentation of Appropriation Bills – Sections 81 & 121)
Approved

45. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 45, 2022 (Timeframe for the Submission of the Names of Ministerial or Commissioner Nominees – Sections 147 & 192)
Approved

46. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 46, 2022 (Membership of the National Security Council to Include Presiding Officers of the National Assembly – Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

47. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 47, 2022 (Establishment of State Security Council – Section 197 & Part II, Third Schedule)
Approved

48. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 48, 2022 (Power to Summon the President and Governors – Sections 67 & 108)
Approved

49. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 49, 2022 (Authorisation of Expenditure – Sections 82 & 122)
Approved

50. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 50, 2022 (Replacement/Correction of the Usage of the “Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation” with the “Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federal Government” in the Constitution – Sections 80, 81, 82 & 83)
Approved

51. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 51, 2022 (Establishment of the Office Accountant General of the Federation and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federal Government – Section 84(5)A)
Approved

52. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 52, 2022 (Timeframe for the Conduct of Population Census– Section 213 & Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

53. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 53, 2022 (Separation of the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and of the State from the Office of the Minister or Commissioner for Justice – Sections 150, 174, 195, 211, 318 & Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

54. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 54, 2022 (State of the Nation and State of the State Address – Sections 67 & 108)
Approved

55. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 55, 2022 (Composition of Members of the Council of State – Part I, Third Schedule)
Approved

56. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 56, 2022 (Termination of Tenure on Account of Change of Political Party (Cross-Carpeting) – Section 180)
Failed

57. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 57, 2022 (Restriction on Formation of Political Parties – Sections 222 & 223)
Approved

58. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 58, 2022 (Independent Candidacy – Sections 7, 65, 106, 131, 177 & 228)
Approved

59. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 59, 2022 (Diaspora Voting – Sections 77 & 117)
Failed

60. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 60, 2022 (Mayoralty Status for the FCT – Sections 299, 301, 302 & 303)
Failed

61. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 61, 2022 (Appointment of Minister from the FCT – Sections 147)
Failed

62. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 62, 2022 (Correction in the Definition of the Boundary of the Federal Capital Territory – Part II, First Schedule)
Approved

63. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 63, 2022 (Fundamental Human Rights – Sections 18 & 45)
Approved

64. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 64, 2022 (Defining Acts that Constitute Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment – Section 34)
Failed

65. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 65, 2022 (Food Security – Section 16)
Approved

66. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 49, 2022 (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps – Section 213 & Part III)
Approved

67. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 67, 2022 (Traditional Rulers and Institutions – Sections 153, 197 & Part II, Third Schedule)
Failed

68. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 68, 2022 (Affirmative Action)
Failed

Approved Bills: 47
Failed Bills: 21

 

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