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Senate Approves HND As Least Qualification For President, Governors

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, passed for second reading an amendment of the constitution allowing Higher National Diploma or its equivalent as the least educational requirement for anyone seeking to run for the office of the president or state governors.

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, sent the bill to the Committee on Constitution Review after lawmakers passed the proposed amendment for second reading.