Omo-Agege: Constitution review report ready end of February

The co-chairman of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said the report of the panel is expected to be presented to both chambers for consideration by the end of this month.

Omo-Agege, who doubles as Deputy Senate President, said that the report would contain recommendations for 55 amendments.

The proposed amendments arose from the hearings and memos submitted by members of the public.

He said the work of the panel was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He commended his colleagues for their commitment, sacrifice and dogged determination in ensuring that the committee delivered on its mandate.

“I am aware that we have independently reviewed the consultants’ reports and recommendations by way of re-couching, making additional provisions, rejecting and even introducing entirely new bills on account of various advocacies and agitations on some issues of overriding national concern,” he said.

He added: “I believe that some of us will be seeing some of the Bills the first time. As such, it is incumbent on us to painstakingly consider them clause by clause. Let me reiterate, it will not be an easy task.

“We have two working days in this retreat and I wish to encourage every one of us to give the work all the attention it deserves, especially as we have limited time to present the report and transmit to the State Houses of Assembly in line with our revised timeline and programme of activities of the National Assembly this year.

“I am sure we are committed to concluding this phase of the work within the timeline.”



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