Leadership (Abuja)

17 November 2012

Nigeria: Senate Sub-Committee Receives 100 Memorada From North-Central Zone

The North Central Senate Sub-committee on the review of the 1999 constitution received 100 memoranda during its public sitting in Makurdi, the chairman of the committee, Sen. Barnabas Gemade, said.

Gemade, who gave the information at the closing of the public hearing on Friday, said the document would be useful to the Senate in producing a more acceptable constitution.

He commended those who participated in the sessions for their orderly conduct and assured them that their views would be forwarded to the Senate.

Gemade also assured them that the Senate would take notice of issues not slated for deliberation but were contained in the people's submissions.

He assured groups who did not make their submissions that they still had the chance to submit their papers.

Gemade said the essence of the wide consultations was to produce a constitution that would be acceptable to all Nigerians.

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