Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Senate meet constituents over constitution amendment

08 November 2012, 09:03

Abuja - The Senate will proceed on a one week recess next week to enable senators interact and consult with their people in the 109 constituencies.

The senate spokesman, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia), who made this known in Abuja on Wednesday while briefing journalists, said the development was aimed at ensuring a holistic constitution amendment process.

He added that the recess would afford every Nigerians the opportunity to make inputs to the constitution amendment process.

``The senate will not seat in plenary next week because senators would go home to interact with their constituents on the constitution amendment process.

``The reason we are doing this is to ensure that there is opportunity given to all shades of opinion in Nigeria, on the matter,” he said.

Abaribe said that the senators would also interact with all the stakeholders in their respective zones on Nov. 15 and Nov.16, adding plenary session would resume on Nov. 20.

He called on Nigerians to feel free to air their views on every subject they were interested in the constitution amendment.

He, however, gave the assurance that the recess would not prevent the early consideration and passage of the 2013 budget.

Abaribe, who also spoke on the just concluded American election in which President Barrack Obama was re-elected, described the election as transparent.

``The process started from the primaries in which the best person won. There was no imposition of candidates; there was no deciding behind the people on who represents which party.’’

He added that the American election was instructive to Nigeria ``that no part of the country should be excluded from leadership.”

NAN

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Lip of Truth
Aso Rock: Dealing with the Pentec...

The Presidential election is over and a new tenant will occupy Aso Rock. He must deal with the Pentecostal Pastors, who often parade the villa for personal profit. Read more...

Submitted by
Samuel Ufot Ekerere
Choice: Becoming a success or bec...

In todays fast pace rat raced society, we find ourselves in a persistent pursuit for the things that we hope can offer us a better comfortable life than we have being used to. Read more...

Submitted by
Markjackson Dumani
Loans: What we need to know

Almost every research on small scale business is with the cliche; inadequate capital or lack of finance for start ups and for expansion of a business. Read more...

Submitted by
Markjackson Dumani
Systemic corruption and the way f...

The socio-political system of a place like that of human biology is self-regulating. That is, they are self-correcting through feedback. Read more...

Submitted by
Hussain Obaro
Fire fighting in Nigeria: A natio...

Almost 10 years ago, I was an undergraduate of the University of Ilorin when a fire incident occurred very close to my off-campus residence. Read more...

Submitted by
Chigozie Alamezie
Who is a true statesman, Jonathan...

Yet the fact remains that it is not so much about how one cry for change, as it is about how one reacts, (accepts and responds) to change. Read more...