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    Restructuring: Buhari can’t violate constitution, says lawmaker

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    A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Olajide Jimoh, has said President Mohammadu Buhari cannot act outside the constitution in a bid to restructure the country.

    He told reporters in Lagos that agitators for restructuring must be sensitive to the existing constitution and consulty widely.

    Jimoh, who represents Lagos Mainland Constituency, said: “President has not said he would not restructure. This issue should go through constitutional processes. There are ways and methods to go about restructuring.”

    he explained that the National Assembly turned down the 2014 National Conference Report on power devolution because it was not carried along by the previous administration.

    Jimoh said the conference was held in a hurry because of the motive behind it.

    He added: “Former President Jonathan did not wait for the National Assembly to give order before he went ahead. A huge amount of money was wasted.

    Jimoh said those clamouring for restructuring are looking for avenues to position themselves for relevance.

    The lawmaker said the issue of budget padding raised by Hon. Abdumumin Jubrin must not be swept under the carpet

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