Senate suspends plenary to June 1 for Constitution review

Nigeria's Senate Chamber

The Senate on Wednesday suspended plenary to June 1, to enable senators participate in the Constitution Review.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made the announcement during Wednesday’s plenary.

Lawan said the review of the Constitution was a very important exercise and appealed to interested Nigerians to participate in the exercise.

“It is is an opportunity to go to the center nearest to you. We are open, we are plain, we don’t have any preconceived or predetermined position on anything.

“The myriads of issues that Nigerians want to be addressed to make Nigeria better, to make citizens secured and enhance the welfare of our people must be brought for consideration.

“Because of this very important assignment by this important committee of the Senate, the Senate will suspend plenary.

“This is to enable not only the committee members but the rest of who are not even members of the Constitution review committee participate in the exercise.

“We wish our committee on the Constitution review the best of outing and Nigeria should take every possible opportunity therein, by being there to present whatever they feel strongly about on how this country should work better.”

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the committee will begin public hearing across the country on review of 1999 Constitution from May 26 to May 27.

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Chairman of the committee and said this in a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and read at plenary on Wednesday. ()

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