Constitution Review: 2-Days National Public Hearing to be Held by Senate in Abuja
Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, said that a national public hearing to announce the provisions of the 1999 constitution would be held on 3rd to 4th of June 2021 at the African Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
During an announcement, Lawan made this known on Tuesday at plenary, to convey the information contained in a letter addressed to him by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the chairman of the Senate Constitution Review Committee,
Lawan appealed to Nigerians to seize the opportunity provided by the national public hearing commencing on Thursday to state their position on issues that would improve the quality of governance.
He said: “Let me also congratulate the members of the Constitution Review Committee of the Senate, who had conducted the public hearings across the countries.
“[And] in fact, the report we received has shown that in all the centres, the public hearings were quite successful.
“I want to also appeal to Nigerians to take the opportunity of the national public hearing that will take place from Thursday.
“This is an effort that the National Assembly – particularly the Senate is attached to.
“We believe that we must do whatever is necessary to provide a platform for Nigerians to air their views, give their positions and canvass for whatever they feel would make our country better, and make governance more efficient and successful.
“Like I said before, we have no preconceived positions on anything and, therefore, this is for our citizens to take the opportunity.”