Senator Omo-Agege says Constitution Review Report to be ready end of February.

Written by on February 6, 2022

The National Assembly has assured that report of its Joint Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution would be presented to both legislative chambers for consideration at the end of February.

Chairman, Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, stated this Friday in Abuja at a joint retreat of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Constitution Amendment.

Omo-Agege, who is also the co-Chairman, Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, disclosed that consultants had recommended over 55 Bills from hearings and memos submitted by the public.

According to him, the committee has independently reviewed the consultants’ reports and recommendations by way of re-couching, making additional provisions, rejecting, and even introducing entirely new bills on account of various advocacies and agitations on some issues of overriding national concern.

He encouraged legislators to give the work all the attention it deserves, especially as they have limited time to present the report for transmission to the State Houses of Assembly in line with the revised timeline and programme of activities of the National Assembly this year.

The Chairman urged members to critically consider the bills in the Working Document before them, as the Secretariat has provided both the Senate and the House versions; noting that the debate, opinions and decisions on the intendment and expressive clauses be guided by what is best for the people and national interest.

Ango Bally

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