Dogara inaugurates fifty-man constitution review committee

Written by on January 22, 2016

In another development, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara, has inaugurated a fifty-man Special Ad hoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution as amended. DogaraThe Speaker, while inaugurating the committee, advised its members to avoid the temptation of starting afresh, the entire amendment process of document, saying a lot of public funds were spent in the botched Constitution’s fourth Alteration Bill.

According to him, it would be a disservice to the country if the work of the seventh Assembly on the review of the constitution was completely discarded.

It will be recalled that the 1999 Constitution fourth Alteration Bill was passed by the seventh Assembly, but was not assented to by the former president Goodluck Jonathan due to some gray areas he pointed out in the amended constitution.

The Speaker further assured Nigerians that the House is committed to expedite and conclude the constitution amendment process. The committee was made up of one representative from each of the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT, as well as nine principal officers of the House except the Speaker.

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