The Nigerian Senate has passed a second reading bill which proposed a constitutional amendment for Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent as the minimum educational qualification for the office of the Nigerian President or state governors.
A bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma as minimum educational qualification for contesting for president or governor has been approved.
The bill sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party from Plateau State, Senator Isfifanus Gyang,
The bill seeks to alter the 1999 Constitution to provide for the amendment of Sections 65 (2) (a), and 131 (d).
However, this will also amend Section 106 (c) and Section 177 (d) on minimum education qualification for those seeking election into the State Assembly, Governor, National Assembly and office of the President.
The bill also seeks the alteration of Section 131 (d) which deals with minimum requirements for anyone running for the office of the governor.
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