The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on the Review of the Constitution is set to embark on a retreat for its members in preparation for the next stages of the process of amending the 1999 Constitution.
This is coming barely two weeks after the successful presentation of the collated results of the people’s public sessions.
A statement by the Chairman, Sub-Committee on Media, Hon. Eziuche Ubani, said the retreat would afford members of the committee an opportunity to deliberate on draft bills on the aspects of the 1999 Constitution that Nigerians would want to see amended as was clearly indicated by the voting during the Peoples’ Public Sessions held in the 360 federal constituencies last November.
According to the statement, the retreat slated for next week, will usher the committee into the next and crucial stage of its work of amending the constitution.
The peoples’ public session was a novel and publicly acclaimed initiative that sought and received the views of Nigerians in the nooks and crannies of the country on issues and areas they would want to be amended in the 1999 Constitution.