February 20, 2018

Constitution amendments ready next year – Saraki

Constitution amendments ready next year – Saraki

THE process of amending the 1999 Constitution by the Eighth National Assembly will be completed early next year, Senate President Bukola Saraki said yesterday.

A statement by Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media Chuks Okocha said Saraki spoke on Wednesday when the executive of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Balarabe Mahmud (SAN), visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja.

The statement quoted Saraki: “On the issue of constitution amendment, we started early on this because we know it can be a problem if it comes close to election year. Our view is that we have simplified the process. We are working on the earlier document, which was completed in the last Assembly but was not signed into law. “We try to take important issues first and members of the committee are working on this. By the time it will be ready, we will send it to the Speakers of States Assembly. Read more

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