Oyo state House of Assembly and eight other State Assemblies are yet to forward their resolutions on the Constitution Amendment Bills to the National Assembly.
Ekiti Senator, Opeyemi Bamidele, made this known while presenting the report to the lawmakers, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said that 35 bills have been considered by 27 State Houses of Assembly (SHA) and approved by at least 24 state assemblies as required by law.
He added that the state assemblies, however, failed to vote on the two bills that seek financial and legislative autonomy for local governments.
The Senate urged the Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara assemblies, which have yet to forward their resolutions on the bills, to do so.
The Senate has transmitted 35 of the 44 Constitution amendment bills to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
The lawmakers directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to transmit the 35 bills – that have so far met the requirement of the provision of Section 9(2) of the Constitution – to the president for assent.
The resolution to transmit the 35 bills followed the deliberation on a motion sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo- Agege, and 66 other senators.
The 27 states that have forwarded their resolutions on the bills are ~ Abia, Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi and Edo States.
Others are Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Rivers and Yobe States.
The 35 bills, he said, have satisfied the provisions of Section 9(2) of the Constitution, for passage into law, having been approved by not less than 24 SHAs.