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LAW WEEKLY: Olisa Agbakoba Speaks On Clamour For Decentralisation

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Updated May 7, 2014

olisa agbakobaOn this edition of the programme, Law Weekly, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba made compelling submissions on several issues concerning the Nigerian State, including the security challenge and the need or not for decentralisation.

Devolution of powers, revenue sharing, the Nigerian Bar Association on zoning are some of the other issues we discussed.

Also, we report some reactions to the rumoured extension of the National Conference for 6 weeks, which the secretariat denied. However, many people think that’s it’s only a matter of time before there is an extension based on reports that the conference will take a week off for the World Economic Forum.

One of the committees that may require an extension is that on devolution of power. They had an interesting session last week and it’s all captured in this next report.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba, a delegate at the conference belongs to the committee on law, judiciary, human rights and legal reform. He shared his views on devolution of power and revenue sharing.