Senate To Begin Public Review Of The Constitution
The Nigerian Senate has announced its new plan to involve the general public in the review of the 1999 Constitution.
The two-day public hearing which would commence on May 26 and end on May 27, would allow the nation’s citizens to air their opinions and ideas that would be implemented in the reviewed constitution, according to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Chairman, Senate Constitution Review Committee.
While speaking on the new plan, Senator Omo-Agege said the public hearing would hold in two centres in each of the six geo political zones of the country.
He said the centres were – North-Central with two sub-centres in Jos and Minna.
Break Down Of The States And Zones
The North-East has the Bauchi Centre, made up of Yobe and Borno and its Chairman is Sen. Abubakar Kyari (APC -Borno).
The second centre has Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa and has Sen. Goje Danjuma (APC- Gombe) as its Chairman.
The North-West has Kaduna Centre made up of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states and has Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano) as Chairman.
Sokoto centre includes Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states and has Sen. Adamu Alero (APC-Kebbi) as Chairman.
The South-East zone, which has Owerri centre with Imo and Abia states has Sen. Orji-Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia) as Chairman,
Enugu centre has Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi states and has Sen. Ike Ekweremadu(PDP-Enugu)as its Chairman.
“The South-South zone has Asaba centre consisting of Delta, Edo and Bayelsa states and has Sen. James Manager (PDP-Delta) as its Chairman,
The Port Harcourt centre has Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Cross-River and its Chairman is Sen. Berty Apiafi (PDP-Rivers).
The South-West has Lagos centre made up of Lagos, Oyo and Ogun with Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC- Lagos) as its Chairman,
Akure centre has Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states and Sen. Ajayi Boroffice (APC-Ondo) is the Chairman.
The Jos centre is made up of Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue, with Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (APC- Nasarawa) as its Chairman, while the Minna centre has Niger, Kwara, Kogi and FCT and to be Chaired by Sen. Sabi Abdullahi (APC-Niger).
Lawan urged Nigerians who had agitations worthy of presentation to present such at the public hearing, saying that it was an opportunity for Nigerians to visit centres nearest to them