CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

Part I - FEDERAL EXECUTIVE


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    1. There shall be such offices of Ministers of the Government of the Federation as may be established by the President.
    2. Any appointment to the office of Minister of the Government of the Federation shall, if the nomination of any person to such office is confirmed by the Senate, be made by the President.

    3. Any appointment under subsection (2) of this section by the President shall be in conformity with the provisions of section 14(3) of this Constitution:-

      provided that in giving effect to the provisions aforesaid the President shall appoint at least one Minister from each State, who shall be an indigene of such State.
    4. Where a member of the National Assembly or of a House of Assembly is appointed as Minister of the Government of the Federation, he shall be deemed to have resigned his membership of the National Assembly or of the House of Assembly on his taking the oath of office as Minister.
    5. No person shall be appointed as a Minister of the Government of the Federation unless he is qualified for election as a member of the House of Representatives.
    6. An appointment to any of the offices aforesaid shall be deemed to have been made where no return has been received from the Senate within twenty-one working days of the receipt of nomination by the Senate.
    1. The President may, in his discretion, assign to the Vice-President or any Minister of the Government of the Federation responsibility for any business of the Government of the Federation, including the administration of any department of government.
    2. The President shall hold regular meetings with the Vice-President and all the Ministers of the Government of the Federation for the purposes of -
      1. determining the general direction of domestic and foreign policies of the Government of the Federation;
      2. co-ordinating the activities of the President, the Vice-President and the Ministers of the Government of the Federation in the discharge of their executive responsibilities; and
      3. advising the President generally in discharge of his executive functions other than those functions with respect to which he is requi#FF0000 by this Constitution to seek the advice or act on the recommendation of any other person or body.

  1. A Minister of the Government of the Federation shall not enter upon the duties of his office, unless he has decla#FF0000 his assets and liabilities as prescribed in this Constitution and has subsequently taken and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of office for the due execution of the duties of his office prescribed in the Seventh Schedule to this Constitution.
    1. There shall be an Attorney-General of the Federation who shall be the Chief Law Officer of the Federation and a Minister of the Government of the Federation.
    2. A person shall not be qualified to hold or perform the functions of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation unless he is qualified to practise as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for not less than ten years.
    1. The President may appoint any person as a Special Adviser to assist him in the performance of his functions.
    2. The number of such Advisers and their remuneration and allowances shall be as prescribed by law or by resolution of the National Assembly.
    3. Any appointment made pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be at the pleasure of the President and shall cease when the President ceases to hold office.


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