Constitution review: Reps commences process, call for memoranda

The House of Representatives special committee on the review of the 1999 constitution has commenced the process of alteration to the provision of 1999 constitution (as amended).

To this end, the committee has requests the general public, Executive and judicial bodies, civil society organisation professional bodies and other interest group to submit memoranda or proposal to the secretariat of the committee at room H331, House of Representatives White House not later than 9th December 2020,.

Soft copies should also be sent electronically to the committee’s email address; for further alteration(s), of the 1999 constitution (as amended) on the following thematic areas.

The Committee, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase calls for memoranda with on the following thematic areas, federal structure and power devaluation, local government autonomy, fiscal federation, revenue allocation, Nigerian police and security architectures and judicial reforms, as top of the agenda.

Others include; Electoral reform to strengthen INEC to deliver transparent credible, free and fair elections, socio-economic and cultural right as contained in chapter 2 of the constitution, strengthen the independence of oversight institutions, immunity, state creation, National Assembly, and others that will promote good governance and welfare of all persons.

In a statement issued by the chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Umar Mohammed Puma, also to be on the front burner of discourse, include; immunity, state creation, National Assaembly and other matters that will promote good governance and welfare of all persons, residency and indigenous provision.

Recall that the House of Representatives committee had on 15th October 2020 inaugurated the constitution review committee to handle all Bill’s seeking alterations in the provision of the 1999 constitution.

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