House of Reps begin amendment of the 1999 constitution

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The House of Representatives is to begin the process of amending the 1999 constitution tomorrow with the formal inauguration of the Special Adhoc Committee by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi are some of the dignitaries expected at the event.

Headed by Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, the committee is expected to hold public hearings and collate views of a cross section of Nigerians.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Mohammed Puma, Wase said Prof. Dallas C.J. Dallas of the University of Jos will deliver the keynote address on the topic “Prospects and challenges before the 9th House of Representatives: Fulfilling Citizens expectations and the imperatives for the review of the Nigerian Constitution”.