BySanni Onogu, Abuja
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has indicated that the Nationwide Meeting has no predetermined place on any challenge of curiosity to Nigerians throughout the ongoing course of to amend the 1999 Structure.
He mentioned the Senate won’t sit in plenary all through subsequent week owing to zonal public listening to on the Overview of the 1999 Structure.
“We will be devoting the whole week to the structure evaluate train,” Lawan mentioned.
The Senate President mentioned the zonal listening to would avail Nigerians the chance to make submissions on any challenge of curiosity, including that the Nationwide Meeting on its half, would prioritise such points to reinforce the welfare and safety of residents.
He mentioned: “It is a crucial train for our nation, and I’ll take this chance to attraction to all Nigerians, who’ve one challenge or the opposite that they suppose the Structure evaluate of the Senate ought to know and take notice and deal with.
“It’s a possibility to go to the centre nearest to you. We’re open, we’re plain, we don’t have any preconceived or predetermined place on something.
“The quite a few points that Nigerians really feel needs to be addressed to make Nigeria higher, to make residents secured, and improve the welfare of our persons are topmost in our consideration.
“Due to this so vital project, by this crucial Committee of the Senate, the Senate will droop plenary all through subsequent week.
“That is to allow not solely the committee members, however the remainder of us who are usually not even members of the Structure Overview Committee to take part within the train.”
In accordance with him, the zonal public listening to on proposals to change the provisions of the 1999 Structure, would maintain in two state capitals in every of the six Geo-political zones, from Wednesday Might twenty sixth to Thursday twenty seventh.
The South-West zone has the Lagos Centre to cowl Lagos, Oyo and Ogun states; and the Akure Centre will cater for Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states.
Each centres are to be chaired by Senators Olufemi Tinubu and Ajayi Boroffice.