- For one week, there will be no plenary session at the Senate
- The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, said lawmakers will be busy on constitutional review
- Lawan announced this at the red chamber on Wednesday, May 19
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The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, May 19, announced the red chamber's suspension of plenary for the next seven days.
Speaking on Wednesday at the Senate, Lawan disclosed that the week will be dedicated to a zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution, The Nation reports.
The Senate boss declared:
“We shall be devoting the entire week to the constitution review exercise.”
According to The Punch, Lawan who stated that the hearing will be held in 12 centres across the country on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, urged Nigerians to ensure full participation in the exercise as the National Assembly will be open to practical suggestions.
Tambuwal made the call while inaugurating the newly built Delta state traditional rulers' council secretariat in Asaba, on Wednesday, March 24.
He said that in view of the role traditional rulers played in the administration of communities, it had become expedient that a constitutional amendment was made to create a role for them.
The secretariat which was an initiative of the Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration was built by the Delta state government.
Tambuwal commended Governor Okowa for his contributions to the growth of the state and prayed to God to preserve and keep him for greater service to the nation.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the Delta state government quoted the Sokoto governor as saying:
“I am overwhelmed by what I have seen here in this magnificent building that will accommodate the traditional rulers in this state.
“Traditional rulers are not just traditional institutions but a fountain of wisdom, knowledge, and experience that we drink from in the discharge of our duties as governors.
“We must do everything possible to preserve the traditional institution and bring back the diminishing glory of the institution."