Nigeria’s amended Constitution to be ready by July – Lawmaker

Constitution has been delayed because of “wide consultation.”

The Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Zakari Mohammed, on Sunday said the country’s new Constitution would be ready by July.

Mr. Mohammed said in Okuta, Baruten Local Government Area, Kwara that the delay in producing it was as a result of wide consultation.

He said the task of amending a constitution was a tedious job and not a job which people would sit down and conclude easily.

“But we are looking at the month of June or July as when we are going to have a clean copy of the new constitution for Nigeria. For what we did in the House of Representatives, we went to the 360 Federal Constituencies and, as much as possible, we were able to gather the views of the people. What we have reported is exactly what we pushed forward for them, and what we are saying is that at the end of the day, we are going to have a constitution that is workable for the Nigerian people,” Mr. Mohammed said.

The lawmakers have been working at amending the constitution while some Nigerians feel what the country needs a entirely new constitution and not to amend the existing one. To address such concerns, President Goodluck Jonathan has suggested a National Conference that could produce a new constitution for Nigeria.


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