Senate Zoned Public Hearing on Constitution Amendment, Approved Town hall Meeting Centers.

Sen Omo Agege who assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will pass the amendment before it goes on recess reiterated that the 9th National Assembly was committed to deploying legislative intervention in ensuring that Nigeria survives its current challenges. “We are working with the timetable.
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According to the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege who doubles as Chairman senate committee on Constitution Review and Amendment,  his committee is liaising with all senators to hold zonal town hall meetings to further give Nigerians the opportunity to make input to ensure that whatever will come out of the exercise will be such that all Nigerians will be proud of.

He said: “To further create opportunity for citizens to make inputs into the amendment process on any of the issues listed above or wish to present, introduce or promote new issues that will promote good governance and unity of the country, the Committee is embarking on public hearings at the 6 geo-political zones and at the national level. To bring the process closer to the people the hearing will take place in 2 centers in each of the 6-geo-politacal zones.”

Senator Ovie Omo Agege, Deputy Senate President, Chairman Senate Committee on Constitution Review and Amendment

He listed the zonal town hall meeting which will hold between Wednesday and Thursday this week as follows:

North Central: Jos centre is chaired by Senator Abdullahi Adamu and comprised of Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa while, Minna centre is chaired by Senator Abdullahi Sabi Aliyu and comprised of Kogi, Kwara, Niger state and FCT

North East: Gombe centre is chaired by Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje and comprised of Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa, while Bauchi centre is chaired by Senator Abubakar Kyari and comprised of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe state

North West: Kaduna Centre is chaired by Senator Kabiru Gaya and comprised of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa state while, Sokoto centre is chaired by Senator Muhammed Aliero and comprised of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

 South East: Enugu Centre is chaired by Senator Ike Ekweremadu and comprised of Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu state while, Owerri centre is chaired by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and comprised of Abia and Imo states.

South South: Asaba centre is chaired by Senator James Manager and comprised of Bayelsa, Delta and Edo state while, Port-Harcourt centre is chaired by Senator Betty Apiafi and comprised of Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers state.

South West: Akure centre is chaired by Senator Ajayi Boroffice and comprised of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun state while, Lagos centre is chaired by Senator Oluremi Tinubu and comprised of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo State.

Sen Omo Agege who assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will pass the amendment before it goes on recess reiterated that the 9th National Assembly was committed to deploying legislative intervention in ensuring that Nigeria survives its current challenges. “We are working with the timetable. Time is no longer on our side. Nigerians who are clamouring for this expect that we will come up with a finished product in no time. The calendar we have set for ourselves is that we are going to have a vote on each of the bills before we proceed on the long recess in July. “I can tell you that we have enough resources. We are not in any way hampered by finances,” he assured