Legal Nigeria

Senate begins another process of amending 1999 Constitution

ABUJA—THE Senate has  begun another process of amending the 1999 Constitution, just as Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu retains his position as Chairman of the new committee.
Announcing the composition of the committee, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said Ekweremadu will lead 37 other senators to carry out the exercise.
Ekweremadu was the chairman of the committee set up by former Senate President, David Mark, in the Seventh Senate.
Saraki, who noted that the eighth Senate had made the ammendments of the constitution, its major deliverable, said: “With the composition of the committee, the Senate had set the stage for the activities leading to the delivery to our people. The work already carried out by the Seventh Senate had made the jobs of the new committee, easier”
Saraki urged the committee to do away with traveling across the country for facts gathering, just as he asked them to  concentrate on the issues that would de-emphasise recurrent expenditure that had been substantially agreed upon by the last committee