Seventy-one members of the House of Representatives have started the move to restructure the country as a bill which they sponsored to amend the 1999 Constitution to return Nigeria to the parliamentary system of government passed the first reading at plenary on Thursday.

The bill came at a time when prominent Nigerians and socio-cultural and political groups were calling for the nation’s governance structure to reflect true federalism.

The bill was laid before the House at the plenary on Thursday.

Leading the address, Mr Nicholas Ossai, introduced himself as the secretary of the group of lawmakers while Mr Kingsley Chinda is the chairman.


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