Constitution review: Senate to hold national public hearing Thursday

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that a national public hearing to alter the provisions of the 1999 constitution will hold on Thursday through Friday this week.

Lawan made this known on Tuesday.

According to a statement issued by the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Ezrel Tabiowo, “the 2-day National Public Hearing on proposals to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 is scheduled for Thursday 3rd to Friday, 4th June 2021, at the African Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja.”

The statement said Lawan “described the zonal public hearings which held last week in the six geo-political zones of the country as “quite successful”.

“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.”

The Senate President was quoted as saying, “Let me also congratulate the members of the Constitution Review Committee of the Senate, who had conducted the public hearings across the countries.