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House Of Reps Moves To Stop The Use Of Secondary School Qualification To Contest Presidential Election

By Abdulkadir Mohammed

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a bill to abolish Secondary School Certificate as a qualification to contest for President, Governors and National Assembly members.

The bill, sponsored by Oriyomi Onanuga from Ogun State, is seeking to replace Secondary School Certificate with a Degree or its equivalent.

The bill, introduced on Tuesday, seeks to amend sections 66, 106, 131 and 171 of the 1999 constitution as amended.

If the proposed bill is passed, lawmakers, governors and presidential aspirants must have a minimum qualification of Bachelor Degree, Higher National Diploma, Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) and other degree equivalent certificates.

 

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