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Constitution review will end March 2010- National Assembly

The Senate and House of Representatives will carry the state Houses of Assembly along to ensure quick review of the 1999 Constitution.

Moreso, the Joint Committee on Constitution Review (JCCR) is to harmonise the work of both committees when completed

The review is billed to end by the first quarter of next year, according to Assembly sources.

Last Wednesday, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu had told a gathering in Minna, Niger State, how the Senate Committee on the Review of the Constitution planned to go about its work. He said a retreat was holding in Kaduna in a fortnight to receive the report of the committee’s secretariat on all memoranda received and outline its work.

“The Kaduna retreat will also be bringing the Speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly to participate and build understanding of the process of constitution review, especially respecting the role of state legislators,” Ekweremadu had saidin his speech made available to newsmen in Minna.

Source: Guardian