Our Plans To Amend 1999 Constitution Was Disrupted By COVID-19 – Senate
The Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said that the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted the plan by the Senate to amend the 1999 Constitution.
Omo-Agege who disclosed this in his New Year message on Friday said the senate had earlier made plans for vote taking on the Constitution Amendment Bill in December 2020, but the process was disrupted by COVID-19 as the NCDC safety guidelines forbades public gathering.
However, in his New Year message on Friday, the Deputy Senate President, promised that He and the Senate Ad-hoc committee are working tirelessly to ensure that the votes are taken as soon as possible and the outcome would be communicated to the general public
In His Words;
“The Coronavirus pandemic disrupted our earlier plans to have the constitution alteration bills voted on sometime in December last year. Consequently, we will have those votes taken on each of these bills separately in not too distant time.
“I firmly believe that we are on course to true greatness. Let us keep hope alive as we renew our collective resolve to ensure that the dreams and labour of our heroes past are transformed into a better future for succeeding generations,” He said.
Recall that the Ad-hoc committee consisting of 58 person and Senator Omo-Agege as their chairman had in August 2020 commenced the process of reviewing the 1999 Constitution Alteration Bills.