House of Reps considers Amendment of the Armed Forces Act

The House of Representatives is working on a series of amendments to the Armed Forces Act, including making the vice president, national security adviser and justice minister members of the Armed Forces Council.

Presently, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.); and Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), are not members of the council, according to Section 4 of the Armed Forces Act.

The House is considering Armed Forces Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, which, among other proposals, is seeking amendment to Section 4.

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