Senate sets up 45-member committee to amend constitution

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The senate has set up a 45-member committee to review and amend the country’s constitution.

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio announced the composition of the committee led by Barau Jibrin, deputy senate president, on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday.

Akpabio said there is a need to amend the country’s constitution in the face of emerging trends in the world.

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“There is a need for us to touch some aspects of the constitution to bring them in line with current relatives, particularly with the era of artificial intelligence and some of the things we have observed that need to be put right,” he said.

“The deputy senate president, you also invite speakers of all state houses of assemblies for interaction with the senate president before we go into the major issues of presenting the different memos.”

The senate president said the constitution committee comprises members drawn from all the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT).

“It is all political parties and all senatorial districts, all zones are taken care of,” Akpabio said.

“We are taking one senator per state because we are talking about the constitution amendment. One senator per state and then we are also taking one senator representing each geo-political zone .

“So, in case you noticed two senators from one state, that would mean that one of them represents the zone, while there’s one senator from that zone representing that state.”

Here is the full list of members of the committee:

Barau Jibrin
Opeyemi Bamidele
Oyelola Ashiru
Ali Ndume
Nwebonyi Onyeka
Abba Moro
Osita Ngwu
Oyewunmi Olalere
Sani Hangar
Enyinnaya Abaribe
Binus Dauda Yaroe
Bassey Etim Akpan
Ifeanyi Ubah
Abdul Ningi
Seriake Dickson
Agom Jarigbe
Ned Nwoko
Adams Oshiomole
Danjuma Goje
Osita Izunaso
Abdulhamid Ahmed
Khalid Mustapha
Sani Rufai
Mutari Dandutse
Yahaya Abdullahi
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan
Adebule Oluranti
Ugodiya Akwashiki
Sani Musa
Adeola Olamilekan
Adeniyi Ayodele
Abdulfatai Buhari
Simon Lalong
Aliyu Wamako
Shuaibu Lau
Ahmed Lawan
Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u
Ireti Kingigbe
Ipalibo Banigo
Adamu Aliero (North-west)
Orji Uzor Kalu (South-east)
Francis Fadahunsi (South-west)
Bomai Mohammed (North-east)
Barinada Mpigi (South-south)
Umar Sadiq Sulaiman (North-central)

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