Section 9 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999
Section 9 of the constitution of Nigeria 1999 makes provisions on the Mode of altering provisions of the constitution. It is under Part II (Powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) of Chapter 1 (General Provisions) of the constitution. Section 9 has four subsections.
- (1) The National Assembly may, subject to the provision of this section, alter any of the provisions of this
(2) An Act of the National Assembly for the altertion of this Constitution, not being an Act to which
section 8 of this Constitution applies, shall not be passed in either House of the National Assembly
unless the proposal is supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds majority of all the members
of that House and approved by resolution of the Houses of Assembly of not less than two-thirds of
all the States.
(3) An Act of the National Assembly for the purpose of altering the provisions of this section, section
8 or Chapter IV of this Constitution shall not be passed by either House of the National Assembly
unless the proposal is approved by the votes of not less than four-fifths majority of all the members
of each House, and also approved by resolution of the House of Assembly of not less than two-third
of all States.
(4) For the purposes of section 8 of this Constitution and of subsections (2) and (3) of this section,
the number of members of each House of the National Assembly shall, notwithstanding any vacancy,
be deemed to be the number of members specified in sections 48 and 49 of this Constitution.
Inioluwa Olaposi is a Law student at Obafemi Awolowo Universities, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Before LawHub NG, he started publishing law-related posts on his former multi-niche website.