The lower chamber of the National Assembly, House of Representatives has approved the devolution of more power to states.
The amendment seeks to alter the “second schedule, part I & II to move certain items to the concurrent legislative list to give more legislative powers to states”.
The Senate rejected it on Wednesday when it voted on some amendments to the 1999 Constitution.
Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level. It is a form of administrative decentralisation.
Devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the area.
The approval of the house of representatives serves as a boost to the campaign for restructuring.
Voting is ongoing at the lower chamber of the national assembly.