The Deputy Speaker of the 9th Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, says report of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution is expected to be presented to both chambers for consideration by the end of this month.
Omo-Agege, who is also co-chairman of the panel, said during a joint retreat of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Constitution review that the report would contain recommendations for 55 amendments.
The proposed amendments stemmed from hearings and memos submitted by the public.
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He said the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the work of the panel to deliver on its timeline and commended his colleagues for their commitment, sacrifice and dogged determination in ensuring that the committee delivered on its mandate.
“I am aware that we have independently reviewed the consultants’ reports and recommendations by way of re-couching, making additional provisions, rejecting and even introducing entirely new bills on account of various advocacies and agitations on some issues of overriding national concern,” he said.