“Expect New Constitution In 24 Months” – Reps Assures Nigerians | MarvelTvUpdates

The House of Representatives has said that the has said that the new Nigerian constitution will be ready in 24 months.

Deputy Speaker of the House of the Representatives and chairman of the House Committee on Constitution Review, Benjamin Kalu, disclosed this at the formal inauguration of the House Committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Kalu said the plan to make a new Constitution available is to give the President time to study the alterations before signing them into law away from the busy schedule of election year. 

“Our constitution, the foundation of our democracy, stands as a testament to our collective aspirations for a just, equitable, and prosperous society. 

Yet, as we confront the realities of the 21st century, it is incumbent upon us to recognize the imperative for constitutional reform, to ensure that our laws reflect our people’s evolving needs and aspirations,” he said.

Kalu said the House has so far recieved bill proposals for the establishment of state police; state access to mines; increased participation of women in politics; clear specification of the taxes/levies to be collected by each tier of government and the provision for the office of the Mayor of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

He noted that several bill proposals that were passed, but did not make the president’s assent during the fifth constitution alterations have been brought back to the current amendment.

The bill proposals include powers of the National Assembly and State Assemblies to summon the President and State governors, and requirements of the government to direct policies towards ensuring the rights to food and food security.

According to him, this highlights the dynamic nature of the constitution review process and its salientness to the democratic strengthening of the country, adding that the House was willing to accommodate more proposals to enhance the Constitution and strengthen the nation’s democracy.

He said the House was awaiting an executive-sponsored bill proposals that reflect issues on the renewed hope agenda of the President.

“As we embark on this journey, let us draw inspiration from the words of great leaders who have come before us. Let us remember the wisdom of Tafawa Balewa, who spoke of the necessity of unity and collaboration inbour efforts to build a brighter future,” he said.

“Together, let us reaffirm our commitment to democracy, justice, and progress. Together, let us rise to the challenge and build a brighter future for Nigeria, a future that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

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