• Second Schedule. Legislative Powers. Part 2. Concurrent Legislative List

    Schedule 2 Part 2

    Extent of Federal and State Legislative powers


    1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the National Assembly may by an Act make provisions for
    (a) the division of public revenue –
    (i) between the Federation and the States;
    (ii) among the States of the Federation;

    (iii) between the States and local government councils;
    (iv) among the local government councils in the States; and
    (b) grants or loans from and the imposition of charges upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund or any other public funds of the Federation or for the imposition of charges upon the revenue and assets of the Federation for any purpose notwithstanding that it relates to a matter with respect to which the National Assembly is not empowered to make laws.

    2. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, any House of Assembly may make provisions for grants or loans from and the imposition of charges upon any of the public funds of that State or the imposition of charges upon the revenue and assets of that State for any purpose notwithstanding that it relates to a matter with respect to which the National Assembly is empowered to make laws.

    3. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to such antiquities and monuments as may, with the consent of the State in which such antiquities and monuments are located, be designated by the National Assembly as National Antiquities or National Monuments but nothing in this paragraph shall preclude a House of Assembly from making Laws for the State or any part thereof with respect to antiquities and monuments not so designated in accordance with the foregoing provisions.

    4. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to the archives and public records of the Federation.

    5. A House of Assembly may, subject to paragraph 4 hereof, make laws for that State or any part thereof with respect to archives and public records of the Government of the State.

    6. Nothing in paragraphs 4 and 5 hereof shall be construed as enabling any laws to be made which do not preserve the archives and records which are in existence at the date of commencement of this Constitution, and which are kept by authorities empowered to do so in any part of the Federation.

    7. In the exercise of its powers to impose any tax or duty on ¬

    (a) capital gains, incomes or profits or persons other than companies; and
    (b) documents or transactions by way of stamp duties.

    the National Assembly may, subject to such conditions as it may prescribe, provide that the collection of any such tax or duty or the administration of the law imposing it shall be carried out by the Government of a State or other authority of a State.

    8. Where an Act of the National Assembly provides for the collection of tax or duty on capital gains, incomes or profit or the administration of any law by an authority of a State in accordance with paragraph 7 hereof, it shall regulate the liability of persons to such tax or duty in such manner as to ensure that such tax or duty is not levied on the same person by more than one State.

    9. A House of Assembly may, subject to such conditions as it may prescribe, make provisions for the collection of any tax, fee or rate or for the administration of the Law providing for such collection by a local government council.

    10. Where a Law of a House of Assembly provides for the collection of tax, fee or rate or for the administration of such Law by a local government council in accordance with the provisions hereof it shall regulate the liability of persons to the tax, fee or rate in such manner as to ensure that such tax, fee or rate is not levied on the same person in respect of the same liability by more than one local government council.

    11. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation with respect to the registration of voters and the procedure regulating elections to a local government council.

    12. Nothing in paragraph 11 hereof shall preclude a House of Assembly from making laws with respect to election to a local government council in addition to but not inconsistent with any law made by the National Assembly.

    13. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to-

    (a) electricity and the establishment of electric power stations;
    (b) the generation and transmission of electricity in or to any part of the Federation and from one State to another State;
    (c) the regulation of the right of any person or authority to dam up or otherwise interfere with the flow of water from sources in any part of the Federation;
    (d) the participation of the Federation in any arrangement with another country for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for any area partly within and partly outside the Federation;
    (f) the regulation of the right of any person or authority to use, work or operate any plant, apparatus, equipment or work designed for the supply or use of electrical energy.

    14. A House of Assembly may make laws for the State with respect to –
    (a) electricity and the establishment in that State of electric power stations;
    (b) the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to areas not covered by a national grid system within that State; and
    (c) the establishment within that State of any authority for the promotion and management of electric power stations established by the State.

    15. In the foregoing provisions of this item, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings respectively assigned to them – “distribution” means the supply of electricity from a sub-station to the ultimate consumer;
    “management” includes maintenance, repairs or replacement; “power station” means an assembly of plant or equipment for the creation or generation of electrical energy; and
    “transmission” means the supply of electricity from a power station to a sub-station or from
    one sub-station to another sub-station, and the reference to a “sub-station” herein is a reference to an assembly of plant, machinery or equipment for distribution of electricity.

    16. The National Assembly may make laws for the establishment of an authority with power to carry out censorship of cinematograph films and to prohibit or restrict the exhibition of such films; and nothing herein shall ¬
    (a) preclude a House of Assembly from making provision for a similar authority for that State; or
    (b) authorise the exhibition of a cinematograph film in a State without the sanction of the authority established by the Law of that State for the censorship of such films.

    17. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to ¬
    (a) the health, safety and welfare of persons employed to work in factories, offices or other premises or in inter-State transportation and commerce including the training, supervision and qualification of such persons;
    (b) the regulation of ownership and control of business enterprises throughout the Federation for the purpose of promoting, encouraging or facilitating such ownership and control by citizens of Nigeria;
    (c) the establishment of research centres for agricultural studies; and
    (d) the establishment of institutions and bodies for the promotion or financing of industrial, commercial or agricultural projects.

    18. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a House of Assembly may make Laws for that State with respect to industrial, commercial or agricultural development of the State.

    19. Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs of this item shall be construed as precluding a House of Assembly from making Laws with respect to any of the matters referred to in the foregoing paragraphs.

    20. For the purposes of the foregoing paragraphs of this item, the word “agricultural” includes fishery.

    21. The National Assembly may make laws to regulate or co-ordinate scientific and technological research throughout the Federation.

    22. Nothing herein shall prelude a House of Assembly from establishing or making provisions for an institution or other arrangement for the purpose of scientific and technological research.

    23. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to statistics so far as the subject matter relates to –

    (a) any matter upon which the National Assembly has power to make laws; and
    (b) the organisation of co-ordinated scheme of statistics for the Federation or any part thereof on any matter whether or not it has power to make laws with respect thereto.

    24. A House of Assembly may make Laws for the State with respect to statistics and on any matter other than that referred to in paragraph 23
    (a) of this item.

    25. The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to trigonometrical, cadastral and topographical surveys.

    26. A House of Assembly may, subject to paragraph 25 hereof, make laws for that State or any part thereof with respect to trigonometrical, cadastral and topographical surveys.

    27. The National Assembly shall have power to make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to university education, technological education or such professional education as may from time to time be designated by the National Assembly.

    28. The power conferred on the National Assembly under paragraph 27 of this item shall include power to establish an institution for the purposes of university, post-primary, technological or professional education.

    29. Subject as herein provided, a House of Assembly shall have power to make laws for the state with respect to the establishment of an institution for purposes of university, technological or professional education.

    30. Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs of this item shall be construed so as to limit the powers of a House of Assembly to make laws for the State with respect to technical, vocational, post-primary, primary or other forms of education, including the establishment of institutions for the pursuit of such education.

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