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Committee launched to steer constitutional reforms

13 January 2016, 21:35

Abuja - The Eighth Senate will not maintain the status quo of past Assemblies but will deliver accordingly in its duties, Senate President Bukola Saraki, said at the inauguration of a committee set up to review 1999 Constitution.

The committee was inaugurated in Abuja on Monday.

Saraki urged all members of the Constitutional Review Committee to ensure that they put in their best to their assigned duties.

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He said the current review is an attempt by the eighth National Assembly to cement and exhaustively conclude the process of the fourth Alteration Bill which was hinged on strengthening constitutional democracy, entrenching unity and widening the remit of institutions that enable the implementation of development plan, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law.

He however described the 1999 Constitution as “a bold and innovative attempt to come to grips with some of Nigeria’s most fundamental and pressing problems of the time."

“As the blueprint of our developmental aspiration, there is a developing national consensus that the constitution as presently constituted requires realignment."

This, he said, was in line with political, economical, fiscal and social reality, to bring it in turn to deal with emerging Nigeria 21st century challenges,” said Saraki.




- CAJ News


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