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THE LEGISLATURE IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION

THE LEGISLATURE

The legislature is the representative of the people. This is because it is elected by the people from all areas of the country. The primary functions of the legislature is to make laws. These bills are usually private or public bills, but most of the bills usually originate from the executive. The house of representatives is made up of 360 members while the senate has 109 members as provided for in SS.48 & 49 CFRN 1999 as amended.. Together they are referred to as the national assembly as provided in S.4(1). Their primary function is to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the federation in relation to matters in the exclusive list as provided in S.4(2). The national assembly also has the power to legislate on items in the concurrent list as provided for in S.4(4)(a) of the constitution. However, in doing this, the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary focus. S.14(2)(b). Read More…