Sunday, October 28, 2012
Nigeria: Constitution Review Set For Public Hearings
The constitution review is now up for public hearings as the House of Representatives is said to have concluded its arrangements to review the 1999 constitution. According to the Deputy Speaker of the House, Emeka Ihedioha, the purpose of the public hearing would be to get the review closer to the people, and in addition, "various institutions, political parties" and and the general public have been invited to contribute their views. Tabled for national discourse would include among others: the six zonal structures, creation of states, funding and creation of local governments, indigenization, residency and citizenship. Image of Emeka Ihedioha courtesy of Daily Times.