Constitution Review: 103 memoranda received in Sokoto centre – Wamakko

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (APC-Sokoto)
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (APC-Sokoto)

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto

NO fewer than 103 oral and written memoranda were received at the North West, Sokoto centre during the public hearing on the proposed review of the 1999 constitution.

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko disclosed to newsmen in Sokoto Thursday after rounding up the two day exercise.

Wamakko, a Member of the Committee is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti Corruption.

According to him, the memoranda were received from various Groups, Governmental Agencies, NGOs and individuals,among others .

The former Governor of Sokoto state explained that the memoranda would be streamlined and presented to the main Committee, for eventual deliberations and approvals .

” We will sit together and digest all the collated , and later submitted to the Senate for consideration .”

The lawmaker also expressed delight with the high response of the people , saying, ” it has never been so on the history of the state .

” They are very unique and solid memoranda which reflect what Nigeria is.”

Speaking, the Chairman of the Sokoto Centre, Senator Adamu Aliero said that, all the collated memoranda will help the Senate to make informed decisions on how the Constitution can best be reviewed.

Aliero, commended all the presenters of memoranda and promised that, they will be given expeditious treatment .

He further said the Secretariat will remain open upto Friday, May 28,2021, for the continuation of the collation of more memoranda .

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