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Section 213 (1)
Any report of the National Population Commission containing the population census after every census
shall be delivered to the President by the Chairman of the commission.
(The Chairman of the National Population Commission is meant to deliver to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria any report after a population census has been conducted.)
Section 213 (2)
The President shall within a period of thirty days after receipts of the report lay copies of the report before the Council of State, which shall consider the report and advise the President whether to accept it or reject it.
(Within thirty (30) days of receiving the report from the Chairman of the National Population Commission as mentioned in sub section 1 of section 213, the President will present copies of the report before the Council of State to determine whether to accept or reject the report.)
Section 213 (3)
Where the Council of State advises the President to accept the report, the President shall accept the same and shall then lay the report on the table of each House of the National Assembly.
(If the Council of State advises that the report be accepted, the President will accept it and present it before each House of the National Assembly.)
Section 213 (4)
Where the President accept such report and has laid it on the table of each House of the National Assembly he shall publish it in the official Gazette of the Government of the Federation for public information.
(After the President has accepted the report and presented it before each House of the National Assembly, the report will be published in the official Gazette of the Federal Government for public information/ knowledge.)
Section 213 (5)
Where the Council of State advises the president to reject upon the ground-
(If the Council of State advises rejection of the report on the grounds that; )
Section 213 (5)(a)
that the population census contained in the report is inaccurate; or
(The report is inaccurate i.e. not correct; or )
Section 213 (5)(b)
that the report is perverse,
(The report is unreasonable or unacceptable; )
the President shall reject the report accordingly and no reliance shall be placed upon any such report by any authority or person or for any purpose what so ever.
(The President will reject the report and said report is not to be relied on by any authority or person for any purpose/ reason.)
Section 214 (1)
There shall be a police force for Nigeria, which shall be known as the Nigeria Police Force, and subject
to the provisions of this section no other police force shall be established for the Federation or any part thereof.
(There will be a police force for Nigeria known as the Nigeria Police Force and based on the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, no other police force can be established for the country or any part of it.)
Section 214 (2)(a)
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution –
(a) the Nigeria Police Force shall be organised and administered in accordance with such provisions as may be prescribed by an act of the National Assembly;
(Based on whatever the 1999 Constitution has stated, the Nigeria Police Force will be governed by any provisions of an act of the National Assembly.)
Section 214 (2)(b)
the members of the Nigeria Police shall have such powers and duties as maybe conferred upon them by law;
(The powers and duties of the Nigeria Police are given to them by law; )
Section 214 (2)(c)
the National Assembly may make provisions for branches of the Nigeria Police Force forming part of the
armed forces of the Federation or for the protection of harbours, waterways, railways and air fields.
(The Nigeria Police Force may form part of the armed forces of the Federation or may be used for the protection of harbours, waterways, railways and air fields if provided for by the National Assembly.)