The House of Representatives has adopted the 2014 National Conference Report for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution, which presumably implies the lawmakers’ endorsement of the document. Although the Senate’s stand on the document is still unclear as it was, silent on its plans as at yesterday. The Upper Chamber has however adopted the report of the fourth alteration on the Constitution which former President Goodluck Jonathan did not sign into law before leaving office, report said. According to multiple sources, the federal lawmakers adopted the report because they are convinced that the document contains useful ideas that could put the country on the path of greatness.
“It therefore means that the proponents and opponents of the report can now come to the National Assembly and do business with lawmakers who are true representatives of the people. It is an endorsement of the work of the elders and patriots who were paid from the national coffers to sit and discuss our common project,” Guardian quoted a source to have said.
The confab report adoption was confirmed in statement issued on Thursday from the Office of the Deputy Speaker, Sulaimon Lasun Yusuf. The decision to adopt the report was taken at a working session/retreat of the committee recently in Abuja.
“The meeting was presided over by the chairman of the committee who doubles as the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff,” the statement said.