Group Proposes Unicameral Legislature, Scrapping Of Senate
THE Plateau Progressive forum (PPF) has suggested parliamentary form of government for the country as it opts for Unicameral Legislature, saying that the senate should be abolished.
The group also adopts zoning of political offices for the offices of the president and the governors, recommending one term of five years for each of them but that the president should have six vice presidents.
Alexander Kwapnoe, Nankin Bagudu, Batholomew Nyenlong, Danjuma Usman and Ibrahim Sale on behalf of the PPF, made their suggestions in a statement yesterday.
The group also maintained that all the items in the exclusive legislative list as contained in the 1999 constitution be moved to concurrent legislative list and residual list.
On creation and merger of states, it said the procedure for the creation of states and boundary adjustment in the 1999 constitution is too cumbersome which makes it impossible to create new states and adjust boundaries.
The group suggested that derivation be increased from 13 percent to 20 percent. It also advocated the delisting mining from the exclusive list and made a state affair while raw materials got from mining should be processed form primary to secondary raw materials through mineral processing companies before they are exported.