The House of Representatives’ Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution will be inaugurated on October 25, 2020.
This was announced by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Tuesday.
The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, is to chair the committee.
Giving details of the inauguration, a statement issued later by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Umar Puma, said the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad; and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, are some of the dignitaries expected to attend the occasion.
It also said Prof Dallas C. J. Dallas of the University of Jos will present the inaugural lecture with the topic, ‘Prospects and challenges before the 9th House of Representatives: Fulfilling citizens’ expectations and the imperatives for the review of the Nigerian Constitution.’
The statement read in part, “The event, which is coming at a time when we are celebrating our 60th Independence Anniversary, is expected to usher the House into a period of intense national engagement/conversation, where relevant stakeholders and members of the public make their inputs to the Constitution review process, with a view to enacting laws that reflect the moral values and aspirations of the Nigeria people.”