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8 July 1982

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1982-07-08 number 33 part C

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                                                                                                   C 61
 Supplement to Official Gazette No. 33, Vol. 69, 8th July, 1982—Part C




                                           A BILL
_AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL
                                                 REPUBLIC.OF NIGERIA
            1979 AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

                            Sponsored by SeNaTOR J. A. OLA Obesity,
                            Egbado North/South Senatorial District,
                                           Ogun State
                                              AND

                                   SENATOR S. A, AKINTOYE,
                                Ondo Central Senatorial District,
                                           Ondo State

                                                                    [                ]    Commence
                                                           ‘                              ment.
     1      -     BE IT ENACTEDby the National Assembly of the Federal

     2     Republic of Nigeria as follows.

 3                1. Section 3 of the Constitution -is hereby amended -by adding
                                                                                          Amendment
                        ;                                                                 to section 3
 +         immediately after the word “Sokoto”the words “and such other States
                                                                                          ofConstitus
 5         as may from time.to time be created in accordance with section 8 of this
 6         Constitution”.

 7                2. For section 8 of the Constitution there is hereby substituted . Amendm
                          :                                                                 ent
                                                                                          to section 8:
 $         the following new section—-
                                                                                          weonsentti
 y         “New States8—(1) An Act of the Natiunal Asse
         _ and                                          mbly for the purpose-
10        poundary of creating a new State shall be passed only if—
11                          (a) a request for the creation of the newState is submitted
12               to the National Assembly ;

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