Nigerian Constitution to be Reviewed – Sen Omoagege

By Olorunferanmi Odofin

The Chairman, constitution review committee, and deputy senate president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Ovie Omoagege says Nigerian constitution shall be reviewed from time to time for a better society.

Senator Omoagege made this known in Akure at the zonal public hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 constitution.

Represented by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, representing Ondo North senatorial district, senator Omoagege argued that the 1999 constitution had forced on the nation some military decrees and policies.

Senator Omoagege assured that the Senate committee on constitution review would be committed to giving the hearing adopted for judicial and democratic reform an unbiased treatment for a better Nigeria.

Also speaking, the speaker, Ondo state house of assembly, right honorable Bamidele Oleyeloogun and the deputy speaker from Ekiti State, Right honorable Akeem Jamiu maintained that the 1999 constitution was greatly influenced by the military decrees thereby depriving the nation of true federalism.

Declaring the event open, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu welcomed the representatives from Ekiti and Osun to Ondo state for the hearing and enjoined the Senate and the house of representatives to cast aside partisan politics to be able to achieve better Nigeria.

Governor Akeredolu who recommended the 1963 constitution where every region would have the power to develop advised the stakeholders to embrace sincerity throughout the exercise.

At the public hearing were, senator Nicholas Tofowomo from Ondo south and senator Biodun Olujimi from Ekiti State.

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