Kaduna State Government is planning to host the Northwest constitution review hearing from tomorrow Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th 2021

Senator Kabir Gaya will chair the two-day North West zonal public hearing of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 constitution

The public hearing, would be held at Hassan Katsina House and sittings will commence at 10am and end at 5pm daily from Wednesday to Thursday.

A statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Kaduna State Governor, Muyiwa Adekeye said contributions from civil society groups, professional associations, trade unions and other interested bodies from the North West states of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states would be collated during the hearing.

According to Adekeye, ‘’the public hearing will receive memoranda and contributions on 17 broad issues, including Gender Equity and Increased Participation of Women and Vulnerable groups in governance, the Federal Structure in governance and Power Devolution.’’

The Special Adviser also listed ‘’Local Government Administration and Local Government Autonomy, Public Revenue, Fiscal Federalism and Revenue Allocation, as well as Constitutional Provision for the Establishment of State Police.’’

The statement further said the ‘’public hearing would deliberate on Judicial Reform, Electoral Reforms that would make INEC deliver transparent, credible, free and fair elections, Political parties, Independent candidature and election management. ‘’

Also slated for deliberation are Socio-economic rights as contained in Chapter II of the constitution, Residency and Indigeneship, Removal of immunity in prima facie criminal cases, timeline for the Assent of Bills and Passage of Appropriation Bill, Adekeye said.

Mr Adekeye further said the issue of State and Local Government creation, strengthening the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation and Office of the Attorney General of the Federation would be discussed at the event.

‘’Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Legislature and Legislative Bureaucracy, Constitutional Roles for Traditional Rulers and any other issues that promote the unity and good governance of the nation would also be deliberated upon,’’ he added.