Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution has invited Nigerians to its Zonal Public Hearings which will hold on Wednesday 26 May and Thursday 27 May 2021.
The Deputy President of the Senate/Chairman of the Committee, Ovie Omo-Agege made this known on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
The 2-day Zonal Public Hearing on “The Proposed Alteration to the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999”, will hold at two centres in each of the 6 Geo-political Zones as follows:
Jos Centre (Plateau, Nasarawa, and Benue)
Minna Centre (Niger, Kwara, Kogi and FCT)
Bauchi Centre (Bauchi, Yobe, and Borno)
Gombe Centre (Gombe, Taraba, and Adamawa)
Kaduna Centre (Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina)
Sokoto Centre (Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara)
Owerri Centre (Imo and Abia)
Enugu Centre (Enugu, Ebonyi, and Anambra)
Asaba Centre (Delta, Edo, and Bayelsa)
Port Harcourt Centre (Rivers, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom)
Lagos Centre (Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun)
Akure Centre (Ondo and Osun)
Issues to be discussed at the Hearings are listed below:
- Gender Equity/Increased participation of Women and Vulnerable groups in Governance
- The Federal Structure in Governance and Power Devolution
- Local Government Administration/Local Government autonomy
- Public Revenue, Fiscal Federalism and Revenue Allocation
- Constitutional Provision for the Establishment of State Police
- Judicial Reform – Adjudication of election and pre-election matters and other justice delivery concerns.
- Electoral Reforms that will make INEC deliver transparent, credible, free and fair elections, Political parties, independent candidature, and election management, among others.