Section 297-304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 297 to 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Sections 297 to 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999 are under Part I (Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) of Chapter VIII (Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and General Supplementary Provisions) of the constitution.

Section 297 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Federal Capital territory, Abuja: ownership of lands

(1) There shall be a Federal Capital Territory, Abuja the boundaries of which are as defined in Part II of the
First Schedule to this Constitution.
(2) The ownership of all lands comprised in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall vest in the Government of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Section 298 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Capital of the federation

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall be the Capital of the Federation and seat of the Government of the
Federation.

Section 299 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Application of Constitution

The provisions of this Constitution shall apply to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as if it were one of the
States of the Federation; and accordingly –
(a) all the legislative powers, the executive powers and the judicial powers vested in the House of Assembly, the
Governor of a State and in the courts of a State shall, respectively, vest in the National Assembly, the President of
the Federation and in the courts which by virtue of the foregoing provisions are courts established for the Federal
Capital Territory, Abuja;
(b) all the powers referred to in paragraph (a) of this section shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of
this Constitution; and
(c) the provisions of this Constitution pertaining to the matters aforesaid shall be read with such modifications and
adaptations as may be reasonably necessary to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this section.

Section 300 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Representation in the National Assembly

For the purposes of Chapter V of this Constitution, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall constitute one
Senatorial district and as many Federal constituencies as it is entitled to under section 49 of this Constitution.

Section 301 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Adaptation of certain references

Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of section 299 of this Constitution, in its application to the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, this Constitution shall be construed as if-
(a) references to the Governor, Deputy Governor and the executive council of a State (howsoever called) were
references to the President, Vice-President and the executive council of the Federation (howsoever called)
respectively;
(b) references to the Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of a State were references to the Chief Judge and
Judges of the High Court, which is established for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the provisions of this
Constitution; and
(c) references to persons, offices and authorities of a State were references to the persons, offices and authorities of
the Federation with like status, designations and powers, respectively; and in particular, as if references to the
Attorney-General, Commissioners and the Auditor-General for a State were references to the Attorney-General,
Ministers and the Auditor-General of the Federation with like status, designations and powers.

Section 302 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Minister of Federal Capital territory, Abuja

The President may, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 147 of this Constitution, appoint
for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja a Minister who shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as
may be delegated to him by the President, from time to time.

Section 303 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Administration of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall comprise six area councils and the administrative and political
structure thereof shall be as provided by an Act of the National Assembly.

Section 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Establishment of the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja

(1) There shall be for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, a Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja, the composition and functions of which shall be as provided in Part III of the Third Schedule to
this Constitution.
(2) The provisions of sections 154(1) and (3), 155, 156, 157(1) and (2), 158(1) and 159 to 161 of this Constitution
shall apply with necessary modifications to the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Credit: https://publicofficialsfinancialdisclosure.worldbank.org/sites/fdl/files/assets/law-library-files/Nigeria_Constitution_1999_en.pdf

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