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Functions of the President of Nigeria
« on: March 08, 2019, 01:46:53 PM »
Functions of the President of Nigeria


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The President has the powers entrusted by the Constitution and legislation, including those necessary to perform the functions of Head of State and Head of the national executive.

The President is responsible for:

Assenting to and signing Bills
Referring a Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration of the Bill's constitutionality
Referring a Bill to the Supreme Court for a decision on the Bill's constitutionality
Summoning the National Assembly or Parliament to an extraordinary sitting to conduct special business
Making any appointments that the Constitution or legislation requires the President to make, other than as head of the national executive
Appointing commissions of inquiry
Appointing the Supreme Court Justices of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council of Nigeria and subject to confirmation by the Senate
Calling a national referendum in terms of an Act of Parliament
Receiving and recognising foreign diplomatic and consular representatives
Appointing ambassadors, plenipotentiaries, and diplomatic and consular representatives and other federal officers with the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate
Pardoning or reprieving offenders and remitting any fines, penalties or forfeitures
Conferring honours.



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Functions of the President of Nigeria
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Re: Functions of the President of Nigeria
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 01:51:45 PM »
Eligibility
Chapter VI, Part I, Section 131 of the constitution states that a person may be qualified for election of the office of the President if:

They are a citizen of Nigeria by birth;
They have attained the age of thirty five years;
They are a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party;
They have been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent.

A person who meets the above qualifications is still disqualified from holding the office of the President if:

They have voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, They have made a declaration of allegiance to such other country;
They have been elected to such office at any two previous elections;
under the law in any part of Nigeria, They are adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind;
They are under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud or for any other offence, imposed on them by any court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on them by such a court of tribunal;
within a period of less than ten years before the date of the election to the office of President they have been convicted and sentenced for an offence involving dishonesty or they have been found guilty of the contravention of the Code of Conduct;
They are an undischarged bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in Nigeria or any other country;
being a person employed in the civil or public service of the Federation or of any State, they have not resigned, withdrawn or retired from the employment at least thirty days before the date of the election; or
They are a member of any secret society;
They have been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry or an Administrative Panel of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act, a Tribunals of Inquiry law or any other law by the federal or state government which indictment has been accepted by the federal or state government respectively;
They have presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.


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Re: Functions of the President of Nigeria
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 01:54:55 PM »
Oath of office
The Constitution of Nigeria specifies an oath of office for the President of the federation. The oath is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria or the person for the time being appointed to exercise the functions of that office:

I do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions; that I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as President; and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria. So help me God.



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