Bukola Saraki, assures Nigerians that the present efforts at amending the 1999 Constitution will not be in futility

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Senator Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that the present efforts at amending the 1999 Constitution will not be in futility.

Saraki gave the assurance when he featured on a forum in Abuja monitored by Magic FM.

He said the 8th National Assembly learnt from the mistakes of previous assemblies whose efforts amounted to waste of time and resources because the amendment was not endorsed by the president.

Saraki expressed determination that the 8th assembly would pull the current amendment through, saying “unlike in the past when all amendments were lumped in one bill, the on-going amendments has been broken into about 33 bills’’.

He explained that the lawmakers decided to commence the constitution review process early in the life of the parliament to prevent the exercise from dovetailing into elections period.

He also pointed out that more consultations were being carried out at all levels to get the views of Nigerians on the process, especially the disputed clauses.

BY JUDE