CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT: Nigeria Governor’s Forum Holds Extra ordinary Meeting in Abuja to take a position.
By Festus Fifen.
The Nigeria Governors Forum has held an extra ordinary Meeting in Abuja to agree on a common Position towards the forth coming constitutional amendment which will soon be sent to their various states for input.
Speaking to statehouse Correspondents after after a closed-door meeting that lasted about two hours, The Forum Chairman Governor Abdul-Azeez Yari of Zamfara State said the propose of the extraordinary meeting is the review of the constitution which is still in the National Assembly.
In his words” The meeting is just one item agenda, that is the review of Nigeria constitution. If you can remember last time, the Deputy Senate President was here with us to brief us on the harmonized position of the two houses for the task schedule of the amendment of the Nigeria constitution. Because of its importance, we decided to hold this extra ordinary meeting so that we could deliberate.”
“We had actually wanted to invite the Conference of Speakers so that we can collectively look at what was submitted for the betterment of the nation. As we agree the constitution is being amended for posterity and not for any other interest.
Speaking on the Devolution of power at it was passed at the Senate Yari said,
” the information we are having from the House of Representatives is that the position is Senate position, it is not harmonized.
“So probably by next week, that is on the 18th, the Speaker of the House of Representatives or his representative will come and make his own presentation to us so that we look at it
“By the way, there are so many issues of national interest, devolution of power, political agitations were not taken into considerations in that amendment.
“We as governors we are looking as important so that will be taken as interest of the nation as leaders so that we can move the country forward. He concluded.