Nigerian Senate has begun another process of amending the 1999 Constitution, just as Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu retains his position as Chairman of the new committee.
Announcing the composition of the committee, Senate President, Dr
Bukola Saraki, said Ekweremadu will lead 37 other senators to carry out
Ekweremadu was the chairman of the committee set up by former Senate President, David Mark, in the Seventh Senate.
Saraki, who noted that the eighth Senate had made the amendments of
the constitution, its major deliverable, said: “With the composition of
the committee, the Senate had set the stage for the activities leading
to the delivery to our people. The work already carried out by the
Seventh Senate had made the jobs of the new committee, easier”
Saraki urged the committee to do away with traveling across the
country for facts gathering, just as he asked them to concentrate on
the issues that would de-emphasise recurrent expenditure that had been
substantially agreed upon by the last committee