Abuja - The National Assembly has retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in the Nigerian Constitution but was recommended for removal by the House of Representatives, Punch reports.
The Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review also approved immunity for legislators in respect of words spoken or written in the exercise of their legislative duties.
It scrapped the State Independent Electoral Commission from the Constitution while approving financial and administrative autonomy for all the 774 local government authorities by amending section 124 of the 1999 Constitution.
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The committee also separated the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Attorney General of the State from the Minister of Justice and Commissioner for Justice.
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