The National Public Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution begins tomorrow, Thursday 3 to Friday, 4 June 2021.

A statement by the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege says 17 key issues are up for discussion on the proposed alteration to the provision of the Nigerian Constitution.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan had on Tuesday announced that the two-day National Public Hearing on proposals to alter provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 is to hold at the African Hall of the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.

He described the zonal public hearings held across the six geo-political zones of the country as “quite successful”.

The senate president appealed to Nigerians to seize the opportunity provided by the public hearing commencing tomorrow to state their positions on issues that would improve the quality of governance.

“Let me also congratulate the members of the Constitution Review Committee of the Senate, who had conducted the public hearings across the country.

“[And] in fact, the report we received has shown that in all the centres, the public hearings were quite successful.

“This is an effort that the National Assembly – particularly the Senate is attached to.

“We believe that we must do whatever is necessary to provide a platform for Nigerians to hear their views, give their positions and canvass for whatever they feel would make our country better, and make governance more efficient and successful.

“Like I said before, we have no pre-conceived positions on anything and, therefore, this is the time for our citizens to take the opportunity,” he explained.