An Appraisal Of Executive Powers of the Federation Under Nigerian Constitution

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An Appraisal Of Executive Powers of the Federation Under Nigerian Constitution

The executive powers of the Federation is vested on the President of
Nigeria, and he is at liberty subject to the provisions of any law made by the National Assembly to delegate such functions to the Vice-President and Ministers of the Government of the Federation or Officers in the Public Service of the Federation

Also the executive powers of a State is vested in the Governor of that State and he may, subject to the provisions of any law made by a House of Assembly delegate such powers to his Deputy Governor and Commissioners of the Government of that State, or officers in the Public Service of the State. But note that the executive powers shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive powers of the Federation or to endanger the continuance of the Federal Government of Nigeria. It should also be noted that the President shall not declare a state of war between the Federation and another country except with the sanction of a resolution of both Houses of the National Assembly sitting in a joint session and except with the prior approval of the Senate, no member of the Armed Forces of the Federation shall be deployed on combat duty outside Nigeria

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