Governor Abubakar Bagudu, Chairman of the forum, an umbrella body of serving governors elected on the APC platform, gave the advice in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
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Rather, the Senator, who holds a doctoral degree in property law, said the law on grazing reserves, recognised as a state law in the 1999 constitution, actually criminalised open grazing.
Rep. Oberuakpefe Afe (PDP-Delta), who sponsored the bill, said there was the need to regulate the structures of political parties in the country.
The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, made the position of the Senate known on Thursday during the national public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution.
Saying that a nation’s constitution is not only the foundation of its existence but is supposed to set the terms of the nationhood and define the manner that reflects her common truths and highest aspirations, the Speaker noted: “Our constitution falls short of this standard.”
The Deputy Senate President made this known when he briefed newsmen ahead of the Zonal Constitutional Review.
Speaking on Arise TV programme, leader of the organisation, Ayo Adebanjo, said the 1999 Constitution is skewed to favour a section of the country and was responsible for the agitations for secession by some separatist groups in southern Nigeria.
The bill titled “The Electoral Act (amendment) bill, 2021 (SB. 680),” which passed first reading, was sponsored by Senator Ajibola Basiru.
The governor, who spoke during a courtesy visit on him by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah as well as while attending the opening ceremony of the 56th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) in Ibadan, said that Oyo State was ready to partner the Federal Government to develop the solid minerals sector in a bid to boost revenue generation.
He said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, adding that there was a need to correct the distortions to set the records straight.
Lawan made the disclosure on Thursday when delivering a speech to declare open a meeting between the Senator Ovie Omo-Agege-led Constitution Review Committee and the National Council of Traditional Rulers in Abuja.
The NNPC boss who appeared before the Committee chaired by Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke (PDP-Osun) for the first time after several failed summons, was grilled on the financial accounts of the corporation on 2015 financial operations.
The group also restated its support and commitment to true federalism on the basis of regionalism, adding that Nigeria cannot make any meaningful progress with the 1999 Constitution, which it described as a democratic albatross.
Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State was quoted as saying this while speaking at the opening plenary of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit tagged: “Building partnerships for resilience” in Abuja.
Now let’s proceed. The status of the Peoples Democratic Party presently is pretty much like a vessel sailing on the Atlantic engulfed by the raging tempest of zoning. The Party’s very survival beyond 2023 depends singularly on the ability of its leadership to appreciate the existential nature of this problem and to devise the strategic seamanship required to bring the vessel successfully to berth at shore.
The governor said that the appointment of Kaigama was on merit and in line with the powers vested on him by Section 174 subsection (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
A statement by Yomi Odunuga, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Sunday indicates that Omo-Agege made the disclosure in a television programme.
This was announced by the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Constitution Review.
The N1 billion earmarked for the review of the 1999 Constitution in the 2020 Budget is separate from the N128 billion budget of the National Assembly for the year
The Senate on Wednesday passed into second reading an amendment to the 1999 Constitution that would prevent High Courts of a state from entertaining pre-election disputes emanating from congresses, conferences, conventions or other meetings convened by political parties for the purpose of electing members of its executive committees or other governing bodies.